Cape Byron Lighthouse

byron bay lighthouse

Situated on the most-easterly point of the Australian mainland is Cape Byron, where a 112 year old lighthouse stands proudly atop the 94metre cliff looking out to sea.

Cape Byron Lighthouse is a popular landmark in Byron Bay and a must-see attraction for every visitor to the area. With it’s position being on the most-easterly point, it is the perfect place to catch the sunrise; you’ll be one of the first people in Australia to watch the sun come up on any given day!

During the day light hours you will take in captivating views over the cliffs, sea and surrounding beaches.  You may even see dolphins, turtles and whales in season.

The lighthouse  was built in 1901 and holds the title of most powerful lighthouse in Australia.  You can take a step back in time and discover what the daily duties of the lighthouse keepers and their families would have been like on the historic lighthouse tour. View the signal flags and the keepers’ desk and uniform.  Climb the tower, stopping at each of the three levels before stepping out onto the top balcony for birds-eye views!

Tours run daily (closed Christmas Day) weather dependent, and depart approximately every 20 minutes. There is a board outside the lighthouse displaying the departure times of the day. All tours are run by volunteers and a gold coin donation is requested.

The Oasis Resort at Byron Bay is situated on 6 acres of natural bushland bordering the Arakwal National Park, just 400m to Tallow Beach and 2 minutes into town. Book your Byron Bay accommodation for a secluded escape today!

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