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The Byron Bay wetlands is closed until 16 December 2021.
The Byron Wetlands is within the traditional country of the Bundjalung (Arakwal) people of Byron Bay.
These constructed wetlands 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.
You will need to apply for an access permit before you visit the Byron Bay Wetlands.
Existing permit holders are required to renew their access tags due to new security access being installed in July2020. Old tags will not work once the new system is installed. To renew your permit:
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.
You can apply for a visitor’s permit by:
Use this form if you would like to book an educational excursion or group booking.
We are happy to assist you with your field excursion to make it the most enjoyable experience for your group; an Interpretive Officer may be available on the day subject to request and availability.Use th form to let us know what you require or get in touch.
Interpretive officers may be available for school excursions or interests groups but are not provided for groups that have booked the centre as part of a course.
Wallum Place, Byron Bay 2481 View Map
Wallum Place ,
Byron Bay 2481