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Arakwal National Park is a sacred ancestral place of the Byron Bay Arakwal people. It is a coastal park located between the township of Byron Bay and the coast and is located south of the Byron Bay lighthouse, Australia's Easternmost point. It includes the beach and area around the mouth of Tallow Creek and is often used by filmmakers.
This park was created in 2001 under a historic Indigenous Land Use Agreement as part of resolving a native title claim.
In the past, the coastal strip of land that is the park was mined for mineral sands. The park protects the largest remaining area of coastal clay heath (Byron Bay graminoid heath) left in NSW, and is home to numerous threatened plant and animal species.
The park is jointly managed by the traditional owners of the land the Arakwal Bundjalung people, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Byron Shire Council.
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