Cape Byron Lighthouse

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  • 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
Tickets From $61.96

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 Travel Tips

  • 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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Cape Byron Lighthouse

  • 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.

  • Cape Byron Lighthouse Cafe
  • Rae's Fish Cafe
  • The Pass Cafe

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  • Cape Byron Lighthouse Address: 1 Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse Contact Number: +61-266855955
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Cape Byron Lighthouse(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cape Byron Lighthouse: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 92.44% of people who visit Byron Bay include Cape Byron Lighthouse in their plan

  • 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

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cape Byron Lighthouse

People normally club together Farmer's Market and Cape Byron State Conservation Area while planning their visit to Cape Byron Lighthouse.

People also prefer to start their day with Cape Byron Lighthouse.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Cape Byron Lighthouse Reviews & Ratings

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    On 06-Apr-2018

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  • Amazing location. Take your time and walk up if you can. Driving is lovely too, but parking is a bit of an issue. There are not many spaces available right at the top, and they police it like hawks! So be prepared to pay...the views in all directions are a knockout, and the local beaches are gorgeous. You could make a whole day of the beaches and lighthouse if you can sort out food. You will have to go back into Byron for food otherwise.

  • We just stopped off here on our way down the coast. There is limited parking, but most people don't stay long, so parking is always changing. We parked at the first available place. Then walked to the light & cafe. The views are spectacular & there are plenty of choice of walks, depending on how far down & back up you want to go. We had a lovely ice cream from the cafe. Good price to. The toilets were clean .

  • Amazing view and a place for great photos. There is a 20 minute light house tour and that is the only way to go on top of the lighthouse but if you don't wanna wait that long you can easily take photos that are just as good on the walk up there or on the top

  • Wonderful place with some breathtaking views from the top where you will get some epic scene of vast sea. You will feel like sitting there and just admire the view. Go with your close friends to have some fun. Highly recommended this place to everyone. There is beach down from the lighthouse for any who loves to swim.

  • Great scenic spot overlooking Byron Bay. Very little parking at the top, with more halfway down the hill. Classic lighthouse design. Cafe by the side of the lighthouse selling cold drinks, coffee, etc. Good spot for weddings, but you probably need a coach to get the guests there and back.

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