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Arakwal National Park

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6620 9300
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Perfect winter day

This is by far one of the most beautiful sites to see. Beaches are completely gorgeous. For our... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Gold Coast, Australia
via mobile

Motherhood and nature interwoven - you can feel it. Apparently the Aboriginal women have the... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Lennox Head, Australia
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This new park features both stunning scenery and aboriginal cultural heritage.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tallow beach” (7 reviews)
“bush” (5 reviews)
Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6620 9300
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This is by far one of the most beautiful sites to see. Beaches are completely gorgeous. For our Canadian guest they felt like they were in heaven.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Motherhood and nature interwoven - you can feel it. Apparently the Aboriginal women have the Bottlense Dolphine as their totem and have come to parts of the National Park for millions of years to give birth to their babies. You can feel that it is...More

Thank MelissaAsimus
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Amazing spot! We came across this area on our walk to the lighthouse. Wow lovely sea breeze certainly helps to keep you cool on a sunny day. Fantastic place for photos. Perfect place to visit and relax taking in the view.

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Tallow Beach can be seen from the Byron lighthouse but it's a wonder more people don't go there. It is worlds apart from the crowds in Byron. We had the beach to ourself and just beautiful sand, clear water and some chatty birds for company....More

Thank huggebare
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Whoever complained about this beach is batcrap crazy! No animals anywhere in sight, no trash anywhere in sight... just the most beautiful beach you could hope for! Great for experienced surfers and beginners alike, and us old folks simply boogie boarding (in 60's) All the...More

2  Thank Ross C
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Too many tourists and the once beautiful place gets trashed. Wild duff parties, noise and rubbish, dogs despite dog ban, fires despite fire ban, no respect for the wildlife sanctuary. Recently salmonella outbreak at the tea tree lake, not safe for swimming anymore.

1  Thank Pat S
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Rubbish everywhere , the site of several doof parties where several hundred youth from all over....South Americans figure prominently.....trample birds nests, light fires and otherwise show complete disrespect for the National Park. Such a shame

1  Thank rocque2017
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I ride my bike through this small park on my way to town. There is an asphalt path as well as sandy trails leading to Tallow Beach. Uncrowded & "wild".

1  Thank papaouli
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Away form the maddening crowd! Lovely fire trails and very long beach walks ( lets just say, many miles....). Not a beach to swim at as there is no life guards, although for children there is a delightful lagoon to paddle in. Please respect the...More

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A short walk through to Tallow beach delightful bush tracks and creek.... clean and well kept by National Parks... Pristine beach at the creek and all the way back to the cape..

1  Thank Paul W
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