Arakwal National Park and the adjoining Cape Byron State Conservation Area are located about 800 kilometres north of Sydney and encompass 298 hectares of coastal heath, dunes, wetlands and rainforest. Cape Byron is the easternmost point of the Australian mainland.
The parks are co-managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and local Aboriginal people, the Bundjalung people of Byron Bay (Arakwal). The parks protect parts of Country important to the Arakwal people, to whom the reserve boundaries are considered artificial concepts.
The parks were included on the ICUN Green List in recognition of successful outcomes resulting from sound planning, equitable governance and effective management.