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COVID-19 update: The Byron Bay Wetlands is open to individual visitors only. No groups are permitted until further notice. Access to the Bird Hide and Interpretive Centre at the Wetlands remains closed. No access areas are marked by red and white tape. Breaches of these access points will result in re-closure of the Wetlands.
Existing pass holders are required to renew their tags due to new security access being installed in July. Old tags will not work once the new system is installed. See Application forms for more information.
The Byron Wetlands is within the traditional country of the Bundjalung (Arakwal) people of Byron Bay. These wetlands are constructed wetlands and form part of the 100 ha Byron Bay Integrated Water Management Reserve – an award-winning example of how good resource management can minimise the impact of the sewage treatment plant on the surrounding ecosystems and create a wonderful, natural habitat for the support of local flora and fauna diversity.
The wetlands are a great place to bird watch when visiting Byron with more than 227 species spotted. Habitats and seasons will define where you are likely to see the birds and a variety of water levels provide for different types of waterbirds and shorebirds.
Remember, dress appropriately and bring sunscreen and a hat. A pair of binoculars and a good field guide of Australian birds will enhance your visit.
Access to the Byron Wetlands is currently restricted to existing pass holders only. New permits will be issued from 1 July 2020.
Existing pass holders are required to renew their tags due to new security access being installed in July. Old tags will not work once the new system is installed. To renew your pass:
Use the application form for bird watching to apply for a new permit for the Byron Bay Wetlands.
The tag is valid for two years. After this you will need to pay a renewal fee to extend access.
Wallum Place, Byron Bay 2481 View Map
Wallum Place ,
Byron Bay 2481
OPEN to individual visitors only. No groups permitted.Access to the Bird Hide and Interpretive Centre CLOSED.No access areas are marked by red and white tape.
Telephone: 02 6626 7000
Toll free: 1300 811 942
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PO Box 219
Mullumbimby NSW 2482