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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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Cape Byron Lighthouse Reviews
If you don't want to do the walk up to the lighthouse, there is some paid parking available but competition is fierce and personally I think walking is less stressful than fighting for a parking spot!... more »
There is nothing bad you can say about this place. It is beautiful. The lighthouse itself is nice but it is the surrounding area that compliments it. We saw whales in the water so we were very lucky t... more »
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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