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Cape Byron Gallery

Cape Byron GalleryThe Cape Byron Information Centre (Cape Gallery) is located at the Cape Byron Lighthouse on Walgun. Boasting spectacular views the Cape Gallery is an information centre, gallery and shop operated by Arakwal National Park. In our cultural resource room you can learn about Arakwal cultural information from publications and information boards like:

  • People & Land  * White Settlement  * Place of Plenty     * In the Beginning  * Life Today * Special Places
  • the Bundjalung of Byron Bay Indigenous                   Land Use Agreements
  • watching the film, Walking With My Sisters.

Come and see us at the gift shop where we offer publications, artwork and other gifts. Cape Byron Lighthouse, Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay. Open 9:30am-4:30pm 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day).

Click here to view some of the products available at the Cape Byron Gallery.


A number of our community members are talented artists expressing their culture in visual form. Their artwork tells stories and helps to maintain our culture and tradition.

See the paintings and artwork presently on display and available for purchase through the Cape Gallery Shop. You can also view work by these artists by going to the page ‘Our Creative People’ under this section of the website. There you can also read about these artists, their stories, why they create art and what inspires them.

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Whilst we don’t have a lot of crafts for viewing and for sale presently, our people enjoy making things from traditional baskets, practical tools to help us fish and hunt, and jewellery to wear.

This work reflects our culture and traditions and when combined with contemporary styles and materials creates quality fashion and craft items. Check this area out from time to time for additions to the gallery.

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We stock a range of publications including DVD’s, reports, and resource books related to Arakwal culture and country. This includes the plan of management for Arakwal National Park prepared by NPWS. Check with us that we have them in stock.

Also you can check out Our Programs and Activities section of this website. In here are a range of our cultural learning programs, some of which have learning materials associated with them that may not be available through the Cape Gallery Shop. Go have a look when you get a chance!

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Dolphin (Wajung)
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) is an important totem for our people. Wajoong gives us messages about relationships between our clan members, to our ancestors and the past, and also to particular places and sites in our Country. We have stories of our people and dolphins communicating and connecting with each other, including co-operative fishing, sharing resources from the ocean, and playing in the shallows.
Sea Eagle (Miwing)
White Breasted Sea Eagle (Haliaetus leucogaster) is an important totem for us. Miwing gives us messages about clan and family groups, provides knowledge on hunting practices and environmental events on Country. The second largest raptor (bird of prey), you can see the majestic Miwing soaring above you as you walk along Tallow Beach or around the Cape.
Carpet Snake (Kabul)
Carpet Snake (Morelia spilota) as one of our key totems symbolises the relationship of clan members to each other, to our ancestors and the past, and to particular places or sites. Kabul are important to us for their conservation, wild resource and other cultural values.
Brush Turkey (Wollum)
Brush Turkey (Alectura lathami) is a messenger providing clues about and demonstrating knowledge and adaptability in knowing and using Country. Wollum lives and moves freely in the coastal bush, foraging through leaf litter for food to eat. The male builds large mounds out of vegetative material and uses it to incubate their eggs.
Pied Oystercatcher (language name?)
Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris) is an important bird to us because they provide messages about food sources and environmental events in Country. The Pied forages on the beaches and rocky shores, in mudflats of inlets, bays, ocean beaches, and on offshore islets.
Green Turtle (Bijahlin)
Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) is an important messenger that provides knowledge of the sea Country. Biwing nests on north coast beaches including Tallow Beach and Lennox Heads to the south. Julian Rocks (Nguthungulli) supports significant populations of the Biwing and if you go snorkeling or diving there, you can have a close encounter with these graceful creatures.