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  • Address: Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
  • Hours: Daily from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm except for Christmas Day

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Cape Byron Lighthouse

As Australia's easternmost and strongest lighthouse, Cape Byron Light is a main attraction for both the historical aspect of the building itself as well as the spectacular views it provides from the edge of Cape Byron. Opened for operation in 1901, the lighthouse provides Byron Bay visitors with a glimpse into the marine industry from years past when lighthouses had to be manned by live-in keepers so passing ships remained safe along the coast. Still active today, Cape Byron Light changed to a fully automated system in 1989, making a live-in keeper obsolete.

The eastern coast of Australia sees humpback whale migrations each year, and the lighthouse platform acts as the perfect vantage point for its 500,000 annual visitors, as well as the Southern Cross University's Whale Research Centre, which is located on the premises.

The lighthouse itself stands 74 feet tall (22.5 meters); an internal spiral staircase reaches from the lobby to its viewing platform. Onsite still stands the original lighthouse keeper's residence next to the assistant keepers' duplex. The original, kerosene-based light source has been upgraded over the years with a switch to electric in 1956. This is also the time when the light became the most powerful in all of Australia's lighthouses with an intensity of 2,200,000 cd.

Practical Info

Cape Byron Light stands at the edge of Cape Byron just 1.9 miles (3 km) northeast of Byron Bay. Located at the end of Lighthouse Road, parking is available at the site, in addition to restrooms and picnic tables.  The site is open daily from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm except for Christmas Day.

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Byron Bay Day Trip from the Gold Coast, Gold Coast, null
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Byron Bay Day Trip from the Gold Coast

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Take a day trip to trendy Byron Bay and relax at a cafe, indulge in some retail therapy or spend time at the beach. You'll enjoy a scenic drive down the coast ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.14
Byron Bay Day Trip from Gold Coast Including Cape Byron Lighthouse and Macadamia Castle, Gold ... 
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Byron Bay Day Trip from Gold Coast Including Cape Byron Lighthouse and Macadamia Castle

Cross the boarder into NSW and visit stunning Byron Bay on this day trip from the Gold Coast. Travel by coach with on-board commentary as you visit Macadamia ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.99
Byron Bay Lighthouse and Hinterland Tour, Byron Bay, Day Trips
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Byron Bay Lighthouse and Hinterland Tour

Visit the oldest settlement in the Byron Bay hinterland, the historical little town of Bangalow. Walk your way up to the Cape Byron Lighthouse for the most ...  Read more

Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.26
Byron Bay and Beyond Tour Including Cape Bryon Lighthouse Crystal Castle and Bangalow, Byron Bay, ... 
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Byron Bay and Beyond Tour Including Cape Bryon Lighthouse Crystal Castle and Bangalow

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When the beach, sun and surf get too much, it’s time to explore Byron Bay and beyond! The choices of what to do and see in Byron are sometimes ...  Read more

Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.73
Byron Bay Tandem Sky Dive, Byron Bay, Day Trips
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Byron Bay Tandem Sky Dive

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Soar above Byron Bay on an exciting tandem sky dive! Enjoy a scenic flight over the beaches of Byron Bay, then experience the thrill of a 60-second free fall ...  Read more

Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $199.53
Byron Bay Dolphin Sea Kayak Tour, Byron Bay, Adrenaline & Extreme
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Byron Bay Dolphin Sea Kayak Tour

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Imagine yourself kayaking in the crystal blue waters surrounding the Most Easterly Point of Australia with dolphins, whales (from May to Oct) and turtles. This ...  Read more

Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.15
Byron Bay Combo: Hinterland Tour Including Minyon Falls and Kayaking with Dolphins, Byron Bay, ... 
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Byron Bay Combo: Hinterland Tour Including Minyon Falls and Kayaking with Dolphins

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Combine two great outdoor activities in the one day during your stay in Byron Bay. In the morning, explore the natural wonders of the World Heritage-listed ...  Read more

Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.40
Byron Bay Gyrocopter Flight plus Cape Byron Lighthouse Crystal Castle and Bangalow Tour, Byron Bay, ... 
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Byron Bay Gyrocopter Flight plus Cape Byron Lighthouse Crystal Castle and Bangalow Tour

This tour offers the best of Bryon Bay and the surrounding areas in a complete and comprehensive one day tour, suitable for all fitness levels and ages. See ...  Read more

Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $263.77
Mount Warning Day Trip from Byron Bay Including BBQ Lunch, Byron Bay, Air Tours
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Mount Warning Day Trip from Byron Bay Including BBQ Lunch

Climb Mount Warning in the morning to reach the highest point in the region. The walk takes you through subtropical rainforest and, upon ascent, offers 360 ...  Read more

Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.61
Byron Bay Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, Byron Bay, Day Trips
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Byron Bay Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Byron Bay hop-on hop-off tour is a one hour circuit of Byron Bay's most scenic attractions in an open-top double decker bus. You are encouraged to hop on and ...  Read more

Location: Byron Bay, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $26.45

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