Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay

4.7
Siting on the most easterly point of the country's mainland, Cape Byron Lighthouse was constructed in 1901 and fully automated in 1989. The iconic white tower attracts nearly half a million visitors each year, offering commanding views of the ocean and the coast. Take a guided tour and learn more about shipwrecks at the museum below. Remember to bring a pair of binoculars to watch humpback whales, dolphins, and turtles. You can also stay overnight at the former lighthouse keeper's residence or one of the two cottages once occupied by assistant keepers. For Cape Byron Lighthouse and beyond, use our Byron Bay online trip maker to get the most from your Byron Bay vacation.
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  • If you are wanting to see the Byron Lighthouse I would highly recommend parking at the cark parks at the bottom of the roads (about 2k from the lighthouse) and do the scenic walk. Some amazing views t...  more »
  • Nice lighthouse. Had morning tea at the cute cafe and a wander around. Was very busy despite us being there before it actually opened.  more »
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  • The light house is a great scenic place to visit. The coffee shop is located near the lighthouse with a great view to relax. The only problem is lack of car park which makes it difficult to stay there if you drive. If you like walking or cycling those would be best options to reach there.
  • Amazing place to be for a sunset. Beautiful 369 degree views from the light house. If you are planing to bring a drone,make sure you don't take-off, land or operate the drone in the light House area. However carpark down from the hill might be fair play.
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