National Parks / Natural World

Cape Byron Lighthouse Conservation Area Byron Bay

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Cape Byron Lighthouse Conservation Area
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Lighthouse Road
Byron Bay
Tel: 02 6685 5955


Cape Byron Lighthouse has $7 per hour parking for cars. Captain Cook lookout and picnic areas, The Pass and Tallow Beach are all $4 per hour.

Where are we going today?

Why not take a day out to Australia's most easterly point!? For over a century, Cape Byron Lighthouse was used to save ships who came towards this country's harsh coast.

Now, it's lamp still shine bright across the bay, and YOU can be a part of it all! Take a guided tour to the top and have a look at the incredible views of the ocean and coast. 

Grab some lunch at Cape Cafe, relax, and enjoy the panoramic views of the ocean. You can even spot Byron Bay! You know what else you might spot? WHALES!

Whales often frequent the area and you might be lucky enough to watch one breach out of the water! (That's where they jump really far up - normally the humpback whale!)

There are also stunning walking tracks along the coast so if you can't get enough of the view from the lighthouse, you can check out more! 

Of course it's going to be a glorious Australian day! Why not spend the day relaxing at the beach - try The Pass, Wategos or Palm Valley.  If you are feeling that little bit more adventurous, you can actually get out into the ocean! There is great diving in the area, as well as snorkelling (which is great for the kids) and kayaking to really explore those nooks and crannies.

A good idea is to start your day at the Cape Byron State Conservation Area which is at the Visitor Centre.  You can check out all there is to offer, and they'll help you really plan the best day you could ask for!

If you did want to hang glide or surf, they are available from independent operators in the park. 

Have a great family day out!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7 per hour parking for cars

When can we go?

8am to Sunset

Teachers corner

There is heaps to learn about history here. Aboriginal culture, the historic Cape Byron Lighthouse, littoral rainforest and the surrounding Cape Byron Marine Park - this reserve really is an ideal excursion destination for primary and secondary students..

I'm Hungry!

The Cape Cafe is just a short walk to the Lighthouse, so you can enjoy some lunch after your explore around the grounds!

Relax and enjoy the views! .

Doing our bit

This is a special area, so they ask everyone to treat the area with care. We want to keep it looking beautiful for the future visiting families! .

The Weather


Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 71° F / 22° C
Humidity: 52 %
Wind: SSE - 23 MPH


Conditions: Clear
Temp: 70° F / 21° C
Humidity: 60 %
Wind: SE - 13 MPH


Conditions: Clear
Temp: 76° F / 24° C
Humidity: 59 %
Wind: N - 17 MPH

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