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Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Lighthouse

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Free admission
Daily from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm except for Christmas Day
Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay, New South Wales

The basics

Most Byron Bay tours include a visit to the Cape Byron Lighthouse. Climb the tower to admire views over Byron Bay, Cape Byron, and Julian Rocks; join a guided tour to hear stories of the historic lighthouse and famous shipwrecks; then visit the Maritime Museum in the Lighthouse Keeper’s office. Keep a lookout for dolphins and humpback whales—the cape is a popular place to spot whales during their annual migration and the lighthouse offers some of the best views. Boat cruise and sea kayaking excursions around the cape provide views of the lighthouse from the water.

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Byron Bay and Beyond Tour Including Cape Bryon Lighthouse Crystal Castle and Bangalow
Byron Bay and Beyond Tour Including Cape Bryon Lighthouse Crystal Castle and Bangalow
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$131.12 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Many things in 1 tour!
Tom was amazing with information, so good to be transported around and then cooked us a barbecue lunch hamburger. Great day if you want to sit back and relax and enjoy the tour.
Susy_C, May 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Byron Bay

star-5
Wonderful and memorable experience
MARILIE_R, Jun 2022
Byron Bay Lighthouse and Hinterland Tour
Excellent and knowledgeable tour guide Comfortable ride Wonderful experience Good itinerary Learned a lot about place (history, people, places, events.
star-5
Good view, expert Guide
Lucy_L, Jun 2021
Byron Bay Lighthouse and Hinterland Tour
Lighthouse view was picture perfect especially the reef side. It is very historical too. Wouldn't have known more about it if not for our good guide Tom.
star-5
Highly recommend
Melinda_G, Aug 2019
Byron Bay and Beyond Tour Including Cape Bryon Lighthouse Crystal Castle and Bangalow
We had a fantastic day out with Tobi It was a small personalised tour just with my daughter and I. We were made to feel comfortable right from the beginning. I enjoyed all 3 sights and also managed to fit the farm in as well. Totally recommend this tour if your wanting to sit back and be guided on some beautiful attractions around Byron bay. Ps...Tobi makes the best hamburgers for lunch too.
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Things to know before you go

  • The Lighthouse is free to visit; volunteer-run tours require a donation.
  • The Cape Byron Visitor Centre has restrooms and a café with ocean views.
  • Bring binoculars if you want to spot dolphins and whales along the coast.
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse is not wheelchair- or stroller-accessible, however, it’s possible to visit the Maritime Museum and Visitor Centre.
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How to get there

Cape Byron Lighthouse is located at the tip of Cape Byron, about 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) from the town of Byron Bay. It’s a 5-minute drive or taxi ride from town, and there is paid parking available. The most popular way to arrive is by walking along the coast from the town—roughly a 30-minute walk.

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When to get there

The Lighthouse and the Maritime Museum are usually open daily throughout the year. For the most stunning views of the lighthouse, arrive in time for sunrise; the east-facing cliffs are one of the best places to watch the sun come up. Humpback whales can be spotted along the coast between June and November.

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The Cape Byron Walking Track

The most scenic way to reach the Cape Byron Lighthouse is by hiking the Cape Byron Walking Track, which loops around the coast. Follow the 2.3-mile (3.7-kilometer) grade 3 walk along coastal cliffs, beachside promenades, grassy trails, and rainforest boardwalks, taking in the natural wonders of the Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Leave yourself around three hours to complete the walk, stopping along the way to visit the Lighthouse, stroll along Wategos Beach, take in the views from Captain Cook Lookout, and watch the surfers at The Pass.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Cape Byron Lighthouse?
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Attractions near Cape Byron Lighthouse:
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What else should I know about attractions in Byron Bay?
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As well as visiting the Cape Byron Lighthouse, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: