Department of Primary Industries
Cape Byron Marine Park
Cape Byron Marine Park extends from Brunswick Heads in the North to Lennox Head in the south and was established to conserve marine life in the region. The Marine Park has many beautiful assets such as small rocky islands, coral communities, riverine estuaries, coastal creeks and lakes and amazing rocky reefs. There are dolphins, fish, seabirds, plants, sponges, corals, anemones and rare/threatened species such as sea turtles, grey nurse sharks and black cod as well as whales and shorebirds which migrate through the Park and can sometimes be seen from the shore.
Like all marine parks in NSW, Cape Byron Marine Park has been zoned to ensure a balance between conservation and public use and enjoyment. Restrictions apply to activities such as commercial and recreational fishing, spear fishing, collecting and anchoring. So remember to get a marine park zoning plan users guide before fishing or collecting in the Park. Paper copies of the guide are available at marine park offices, visitor information centres, accommodation outlets, general stores and fishing supply outlets. The guide is also available for free on smart phones and tablets from the Avenza Map Store and as part of the NSW DPI FishSmart app. To use the Avenza Map download the app from iTunes or Google Play.