Boating

Pleasure boating is a great way to spend a day in the park and boating is also popular for SCUBA diving, snorkelling, fishing and whale and dolphin watching.

  • Pleasure boating, canoeing and kayaking are enjoyed on the Brunswick River and its tributaries, Simpsons Creek and Marshalls Creek.
  • The Brunswick River and the Richmond River (located south of the park in Ballina) provide access to the park's offshore areas.
  • Kayaking is popular, particularly around Cape Byron where dolphins are often seen.
  • For more information on boating in NSW, visit Roads and Maritime Services.

Things you need to know

  • Zones (PDF, 1171.16 KB) in the park provide extra protection for this special place. Skippers need to take extra care to ensure that they are familiar with sanctuary zones, anchoring restrictions and speed limits.
  • Motorised personal water craft (including jet skis) and hovercraft for commercial or non-commercial purposes are prohibited within the marine park, unless use is:
    • by a regulatory authority in the course of its business;
    • for safety purposes (e.g. by surf lifesaving clubs under permit);
    • for an organised event (under permit including training that requires the use of such craft).
  • The Marine Park provides seven public moorings at Julian Rocks for recreational and commercial vessels up to 10 m in length.

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