Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay
About Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay
Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay - Address, Phone Number
Address: 1 Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
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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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Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay Reviews - Write a Review
If you're first time visiting Byron Bay then definitely you need to come here for a visit. We walked here which took about an hour but is definitely a good experience. Gets quite busy and parking is pretty difficult so walking is best. We saw dolphins jumping in the water and you can walk to the most eastern point of Australia. Lovely views!
This is a stunning point of attraction for catching sunrise and sunset. It is astounding in the morning, the sunrise takes place at 6:15 am it is called the "Easterly point" of the earth. The sun looks giant and has the most beautiful hues of fiery orange and blends beautifully with the ocean. Don't miss this if you are around Goldcoast/Brisbane. You'd have to wake up early for this :)
If you have the time I'd walk there because it can be a bit crowded and there are not many spots for cars. From here you can reach the most easterly point and take other walks too, the view is unbelievable amazing. If you're in Byron you should definitely visit this place!
Great views and the cafe has recently been expanded, which is also great. Parking can be a bit of an issue, but worth it to see the most Easterly point of the Australian mainland. You can often see whales and dolphins, and the walk down from the lighthouse is really lovely.
Beautiful place! We payed 8 Dollars for parking with a motorhome about 50m to the lighthouse. If it's busy, the ticket is only valid for 1 hour, which is expensive then. We could stay as long as we wanted, because it wasn't a busy day. Very nice staff there, who showed us dolphins playing around in the bay and even lend us her binoculars, so we could see them a lot better. We had a nice little walk to the very eastern point of Australia's mainland. If you want to have a little lunch at the bistro, you have to know that you can only take a seat outside. Not recommended at a rainy day. The toilets were a little dirty in the morning... The lighthouse should open at 10am, but it didn't because of the wet and stormy weather. That was a pitty. But you have a nice view around the rocky coast anyway.