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

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.

  • 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.

  • Vehicle entry fee for Cars $7 AUD per hour; Motorbikes $3 AUD per hour.

  • 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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  • 94.35% 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
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    On 06-Apr-2018

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  • Great views though be warned you need $8 cash in order to park there. Ice cream sold at the cafe was yummy too if you’d like a sweet snack while taking in the views. We saw so many dolphins when we came around 3pm!

  • Amazing views, amenities on site toilets, cafe and water fountain. Walking trails in good condition all fenced which makes it safer for families with children. Be mindful of the $8 parking if you want to park at the top.

  • The most eastern point of the Australian coast. Great viewing point to spot ocean marine life. We have visited several times and seen whales in the months from Sept-Nov. Also seen turtles with the naked eye on a calm day in the crystal clear waters, along with hammerhead shark. There are car parks at the look-out but they are limited and not cheap $8. There is a cafe at the lookout that also serves ice cream. Worth the visit to the Lighthouse lookout definitely.

  • Cape Byron Lighthouse is a beautiful sight and a must visit if you are in Byron Bay! You get a gorgeous view of the ocean and the surrounding beaches. I visited it during twilight and watched the sunrise. It was absolutely magical! Highly recommend! Carparks are sparse near the shop so I would park else where further down and take the nice stroll up!

  • The view is stunning. You can opt to drive or walk to the top. The walk is a big from bottom to top but very beautiful. Parking is an issue but you can try a carport near the top and walk for 10-15min. Cafe and public toilets. Must see if in Byron Bay.

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