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Hiking to Nightcap Bluff from Rummery Park

Hiking to Nightcap Bluff from Rummery Park

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Nightcap Bluff is a ridge in the north-eastern part of Nightcap National Park. Walking there from Rummery Park Camping Area takes you past Peates Mountain and along the Historic Nightcap Track. This walk is 4-5 hours each way so it can be nice to camp the night before and the night after in Rummery Park Camping Area. That way you can set off first thing with lots of...

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The birth of National Parks in Australia

The birth of National Parks in Australia

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Australia shares a world first in establishing public areas of natural beauty and grandeur that are national parks. In fact many would claim that Australia was in fact the first in the world to establish a national park. The Scottish-American naturalist John Muir continually highlighted the importance of wild places for the soul. While Americans were building...

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Walking in Goonengerry National Park

Walking in Goonengerry National Park

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Goonengerry National Park is a bit of a hidden treasure. It has only been a national park since 1999. Before that it was state forest. As a new national park it has no facilities and very few signs, but as an escape from the business and heat of Byron during the summer it can be ideal. The park has a few major fire trails and a web of several minor single tracks...

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Brummies Lookout

Brummies Lookout

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This walk offers vast and rare views of the sheer western cliff face of Wollumbin and opens up to panoramas to the Border Ranges. Only experienced hikers should attempt the final ascent. From Tyalgum take Swift’s Rd which then becomes Tyalgum Ridge Rd and follow signs for Wollumbin National Park. Park at the locked gate at the national park boundary. Brummies...

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Capturing the Far North Coast

Capturing the Far North Coast

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Byron has some very talented professional and amateur photographers. While the landscape lends itself to creating beautiful photos, it takes some skill to catch the right light from the right angle and enhance the shot to create spectacular images. Here are some of the photographers whose work will be featured in the Byron Trails guidebook. Dave Hall Dave Hall is a...

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A classic: Minyon Falls

A classic: Minyon Falls

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Minyon Falls is an iconic landmark in the area. It’s one of those ‘things you can’t miss when in Byron Bay’. There are a few ways to see the falls. You can drive to Minyon Falls picnic area and take the short walk to the viewing platform beside the falls, or alternatively drive to Minyon Grass which has a great vantage point of the falls from...

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