Cape Byron Lighthouse

Overview

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…

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.

You'll enjoy some of the best views of the ocean and hinterland on the entire coast, including regular sightings of turtles, dolphins and humpback whales.

Take a virtual tour of Cape Byron Lighthouse captured with Google Street View Trekker.

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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