Spectacular views at Australia’s most easterly point
Standing on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, the Cape Byron Lighthouse is as famous as the town of Byron Bay itself and offers spectacular views plus an opportunity to learn about the history of the township.
Built at the turn of the 19th century to protect ships passing along the coast, Cape Byron Lighthouse is still in operation today and continues to play an important role in maritime safety.
Learn more about the Cape Byron State Conservation Area including this iconic white tower on a Bound For Cape Byron: Walk and lighthouse guided tour where you can find out about shipwrecks and stories from the sea. You will also climb the winding 72 steps to the top of Cape Byron Lighthouse to get some of the best views of Byron, the surrounding hinterland and Cape Byron Marine Park below.
There are lots of great things to see and do in the Cape Byron State Conservation Area which can be appreciated all year round. In winter Cape Byron is a great spot to watch for whales on their annual migration and as the weather gets warmer it’s a great spot for picnics, barbecues and exploring the walking tracks.
Find out more about visiting the Cape Byron State Conservation Area and the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse by heading to nationalparks.nsw.gov.au