Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay

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Siting on the most easterly point of the country's mainland, Cape Byron Lighthouse was constructed in 1901 and fully automated in 1989. The iconic white tower attracts nearly half a million visitors each year, offering commanding views of the ocean and the coast. Take a guided tour and learn more about shipwrecks at the museum below. Remember to bring a pair of binoculars to watch humpback whales, dolphins, and turtles. You can also stay overnight at the former lighthouse keeper's residence or one of the two cottages once occupied by assistant keepers. For Cape Byron Lighthouse and beyond, use our Byron Bay online trip maker to get the most from your Byron Bay vacation.
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  • We attempted to visit the lighthouse twice. It is very hard to find parking and the parking fee is $8.00. I know its not much but we have never had to pay for parking to visit a lighthouse before... 
    We attempted to visit the lighthouse twice. It is very hard to find parking and the parking fee is $8.00. I know its not much but we have never had to pay for parking to visit a lighthouse before...  more »
  • Not to be missed. You cannot come to Byron and not take in the unbelievable views. Totally uplifting 
    Not to be missed. You cannot come to Byron and not take in the unbelievable views. Totally uplifting  more »
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  • Nice views, can be difficult to find a car park. Overseas visitors especially from USA think they don't have to use the footpaths/side walks and get upset when you nearly run them over as they walk down the centre of the road. Can't put brains in driftwood or statues.
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse is an internationally recognized tourist attraction in Australia. Many professional photographers arrive at the spot during sunset to capture the amazing sunset views of the Cape Byron. The light house operates during night and its flash can be seen from kilometers away. Highly recommended. Just be aware that finding a carpark is a rather difficult.

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