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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 Tours

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 Tandem Sky Dive, Byron Bay, Kayaking & Canoeing
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