Cape Byron LighthouseCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: 1 Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +61-266855955
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Light House, Family And Kids, Observation Deck
Cape Byron Lighthouse - Review
Located 1.3 km from Byron Bay is the still active Cape Byron Lighthouse. A must visit attraction in the area, the walk to the lighthouse and the lighthouse itself offer stunning views of the coast. It is Australia’s most powerful lighthouse and is operated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. It receives over 500,000 visitors each year and is a popular whale-watching site.
The Maritime Museum below has informative displays about the maritime history of the region. The Byron Bay Lighthouse can also be accessed on foot via the Cape Byron Walking Track. There is a cafe and souvenir shop on site as well.
Cape Byron Lighthouse Information
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to whale watch.
- It can be a busy place on the weekend so parking might be limited.
- Cape Byron Lighthouse is not accessible by wheelchair; however the area outside the lighthouse is flat.
Cape Byron Lighthouse Ticket Prices
- Vehicle entry fee for Cars $7 AUD per hour; Motorbikes $3 AUD per hour.
Cape Byron Lighthouse Opening and Closing Hours
- Maritime Museum 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.
Restaurants Near Cape Byron Lighthouse
- Cape Byron Lighthouse Cafe
- Rae's Fish Cafe
- The Pass Cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse
95% of people who visit Byron Bay include Cape Byron Lighthouse in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
83.2% of people start their Cape Byron Lighthouse visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cape Byron Lighthouse
93.87% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Lighthouse Map
Cape Byron Lighthouse Trips
Outstanding vistas, great trails and hiking opportunities. There is access to several beautiful beaches. The lighthouse itself is beautifual site, perched atop the hill overlooking the rolling ocean. There are plenty of birds to enjoy too. Parking is available for pay and it is cash only at the top. The lower motor parks take a credit card and it is just a short walk up. This is a recommended place to see if you are in the area. While in town you should go to the Byron Bay Brewery for some good local beer and pub food, ask for Will...they are great there.
Absolutely breathtaking and expansive views of the ocean! We saw pods and pods of dolphins and around 8-10 whales breaching and tail slapping (whale season is June to October). They come quite close to the shore so you end up having quite a close look ( recommend taking binoculars along for better viewing). There is a small museum in the lighthouse which is great for history lovers! Parking is a problem though- not too much parking up at the lighthouse and way too crowded always so finding a car park up is a mission!!! There is parking at the levels below ( be prepared for a bit of walk 500m-1k). The view from the lighthouse makes it all worth it! An absolute must do when you head to Byron Bay!!!!
Nice place to visit. I'm sure the sunset & sunrise would be awesome too but we went early afternoon! Nice volunteer! We took the mini tour to the top of lighthouse which was something different and free!
The most eastern part of Australia. Good palace to whale watching during the whale season. Fantastic view of Byron Bay. There is a gift shop and cafe at the top. There is car parking for a couple of cars. Cost is $8 per hours. There is a nice 1 hours walk to the top of the lighthouse from Wategos Beach.
A must see place in Australia!! Would recommend to visit the lighthouse on a full moon day. Looks great during the day as well. You can also stay at the accommodation for a holistic experience