Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay

Currently 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
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Light House, Family And Kids, Observation Deck
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About Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay

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

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  • Lovely please. It offers a great view to tourists. The lighthouse is amazing. With a big cultural and historical content. From the lighthouse we could see dolphins, apparently it is very common to see them over there in some seasons. I recommend the place. After a bit of a walk you can go down to the beach and have a swim, take some pictures. There is parking at the lighthouse but it is very busy. Consider it

  • Absolutely beautiful From our experience we recommend you leave your van, trailer or camper at the bottom or in town. If you over shoot the turn off it is near impossible to turn around and when you get up to the top if its too busy you cannot park for long. Enjoy it was a most amazing place if only for a brief visit

  • This gets my vote as the most beautiful lighthouse I’ve seen in Australia. Amazing views from up here too, with waves pounding at the rocks far below from one side, miles and miles of beaches on the other side and ocean as far as the eye can see. There is also a trekking trail for those with more time. It costs $8 per car for parking near the lighthouse and there is also a cafe there. You won’t regret coming here!

  • Breathtaking views of the ocean and lighthouse. Parking is at a premium as it is very busy most days with bus loads of tourists viewing the lighthouse and fantastic scenery. Mid day is busiest but sunrise over the ocean is magnificent.

  • What amazing views! Make sure you visit on Tuesday when it’s open and be sure to take the tour to the top. We met the wonderful Wendy and Bob as our tour guides in the afternoon they absolutely made our day.

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