Visitors to Cape Byron State Conservation Area can look forward to a safer and more enjoyable experience with improvements underway to the popular Palm Valley Walking Track at The Pass
‘Palm Valley is a very special place and the works currently in progress will provide a fantastic opportunity to experience and enjoy the beautiful palm rainforest,’ says Yvonne Stewart, Cape Byron Trust chairperson.
‘The improved track has been designed for disabled assisted access and I am so happy that Byron Bay will now have a walking track that is friendly for our aged people and the disabled to enjoy our environment,’ Yvonne said.
‘Palm Valley is an important location for our Dolphin Dreaming and Bush Tucker cultural education programs,’ she said.
The work consolidates the achievements of National Parks and Wildlife Service and Cape Byron Trust over the last year improving visitor facilities at Wategos picnic area and providing cleaner toilets, bike racks and showers at The Pass, Captain Cook and Tallow beaches.
Local contractor Bashforth and Sons said it is really great to be working in such a special place.
Palm Valley Walking Track is a short 260-metre trail accessible from the popular Pass day-use area.
The walk passes through a remnant patch of littoral rainforest (rainforest by the sea) which is listed as an endangered ecological community.
Once far more widespread, littoral rainforest is now restricted to small patches like this, making them invaluable refuges for native flora and fauna.
The track will be closed while works are in progress with the improved track opening in mid December 2012.