Cape Byron LighthouseCurrently Closed
- 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 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
94.18% of people who visit Byron Bay include Cape Byron Lighthouse in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
92.86% of people start their Cape Byron Lighthouse visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cape Byron Lighthouse
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Lighthouse Trips
The Cape Byron Lighthouse is a must do if you are in Byron Bay. The views are fantastic and the chance to see large pods of whales is simply magical. On our visit we were treated to seeing 3!! The car parking is limited and is very expensive compared to other regions in Australia, however Byron Bay is very crowded so it is easy to see the need to charge for parking. Next time I would happily run to the top. Overall a fantastic attraction, a perfect addition to a surf!!
Nice views, very limited car parking space. Best to park further down and walk up. There's a few car parking spaces on the road leading up to the light house and a few on the road leading away from the light house. The roads are one way near the top. If I recall correctly it was about $4.50 to park for an hour on one of the roads leading away from the house. You can park the car, walk up the a look around, a few photos and get back to your car in 30 minutes.
Definitely a must see!!! I recommend doing sunset or sunrise here. Sunset is neat because you'll see the light from the lighthouse turn on after the sun goes down with is neat. Beautiful views from all angles as you can see. You can either drive up to the lighthouse or park along the way and take the scenic walk around Byron Bay (either way you do it I do highly recommend doing the scenic walk). Make sure to make it out to the easterly most point along the trail!
Great place lookout with a trail that is interesting. A pretty long walks with steep downs and ups but with handrails and steps. The view are not to be missed. Really beautiful. Sometimes you get to see dolphins turtles or even humpback whales passing by. Please do not do that on a weekend or holiday. Very crowded.
Nice historic landmark with an amazing view and interesting history. Unfortunately the local shire has turned it into a tourist trap with a ranger stopping you on the way in and charging a small fortune to visit. Not much to do other than enjoy the view. There are lighthouse tours but they are small groups and you would be doing very well to get a ticket.