About this location
The light that shines by night over Cape Byron Marine Park emanates from a tower as famous as the town of Byron Bay itself. Built at the turn of the 19th century to protect ships passing along the coast, Cape Byron Lighthouse stands resolute on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. Operated by resident keepers until 1989, its now automated light is clearly visible from Byron Bay township. Learn more about this iconic white tower and find out about shipwrecks and stories from the sea in the Maritime Museum below. Bring your binoculars to enjoy some of the best views of the ocean and hinterland on the entire coast. There are regular sightings of turtles, dolphins and humpback whales from this iconic point. Take a virtual tour of Cape Byron Lighthouse captured with Google Street View Trekker.
Cape Byron Walking Track, Byron Bay NSW 2481
- Does not cater for people with access needs
- Car park