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Cape Byron Lighthouse Tours

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Cape Byron Lighthouse
As Australia's easternmost and strongest lighthouse, Cape Byron Light is a main attraction for both the historical aspect of the building itself as well as the spectacular views it provides from the edge of Cape Byron. Opened for operation in 1901, the lighthouse provides Byron Bay visitors with a glimpse into the marine industry from years past when lighthouses had to be manned by live-in keepers so passing ships remained safe along the coast. Still active today, Cape Byron Light changed to a fully automated system in 1989, making a live-in keeper obsolete.

The eastern coast of Australia sees humpback whale migrations each year, and the lighthouse platform acts as the perfect vantage point for its 500,000 annual visitors, as well as the Southern Cross University's Whale Research Centre, which is located on the premises.

The lighthouse itself stands 74 feet tall (22.5 meters); an internal spiral staircase reaches from the lobby to its viewing platform. Onsite still stands the original lighthouse keeper's residence next to the assistant keepers' duplex. The original, kerosene-based light source has been upgraded over the years with a switch to electric in 1956. This is also the time when the light became the most powerful in all of Australia's lighthouses with an intensity of 2,200,000 cd.

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Cape Byron Light stands at the edge of Cape Byron just 1.9 miles (3 km) northeast of Byron Bay. Located at the end of Lighthouse Road, parking is available at the site, in addition to restrooms and picnic tables.  The site is open daily from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm except for Christmas Day.
Address: Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Hours: Daily from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm except for Christmas Day
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5 Tours and Activities to Experience Cape Byron Lighthouse

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The Byron Bay Sea Kayak Tour

The Byron Bay Sea Kayak Tour

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Paddle your way to Australia’s easternmost point on this 3-hour sea kayaking adventure from Byron Bay, including hotel pick-up. After learning to steer your tandem kayak, set out from Clarkes Beach and enjoy waterside views of landmarks like the Byron Bay lighthouse, the Julian Rocks, Wategos millionaire row and Cape Byron. Keep a look out for dolphins, sea turtles and whales as you cruise around the bay, then cool off with a swim before heading back to shore.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.00
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Byron Bay Lighthouse and Hinterland Tour

Byron Bay Lighthouse and Hinterland Tour

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Journey to the easternmost point of Australia on this 3-hour tour from Byron Bay. Explore the handicrafts shops, cafés and markets of lively Bangalow, then continue along the cape to visit the landmark Cape Byron Lighthouse. Enjoy magnificent panoramic views from the lighthouse’s viewing deck and look out for humpback whales along the coast (May-October only).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.95
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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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Take a break from the beach and discover two of Byron Bay’s most popular attractions – Cape Bryon Lighthouse and Crystal Castle – on this half-day tour. First, climb to the top of the Cape Bryon Lighthouse, where you can take in magnificent views from Australia’s easternmost point and spot humpback whales along the coast (depending on the season). Then, be dazzled by the exquisite gardens and gigantic crystals on display at the Crystal Castle, before continuing to lively Bangalow for lunch (included).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.83
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Luxury Hinterland Tour

Luxury Hinterland Tour

Our Luxury Byron Hinterland tour is the perfect way to enjoy Byron’s beautiful surroundings. Be immersed in the stunning wilderness and beauty of the Byron hinterland as we take you on an adventure to the spectacular Minyon Falls, located in World Heritage listed Nightcap National Park. We offer a high end service that is aimed for couples and small intimate group sizes looking for a unique Byron Bay experience. Whats included Enjoy Tea & Coffee from the Cape Cafe at the most iconic landmark of Byron Bay, The Cape Byron Lighthouse. Lunch at the delicious Japanese inspired ‘Doma’ cafe, located in the town of Federal. Door to Door Transfers Light Refreshments
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Julian Rocks Byron Bay Cruise

Julian Rocks Byron Bay Cruise

There’s no better way to enjoy the magnificence of Julian Rocks and Byron Bay’s pristine coastal waters than aboard our purpose-built vessel offering 360-degree views of the surrounding natural beauty and wildlife. Our Coastal Discover Cruise will take you on a breathtaking adventure from Ballina to Byron Bay where you can encounter species such as dolphins, turtles and birdlife as we navigate our way north through the enormous Cape Byron Marine Park (which includes the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve!). Discover sheer cliffs, secluded beaches and rocky islands as you listen to live commentary by our passionate Marine Biologist. Learn about wildlife, local points of interest & history of the area as you cruise by Australia’s most Easterly point. Imagine viewing Byron Bay’s iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse from a whole new perspective! We’ll circumnavigate one of Australia’s most stunning ecological sites Julian Rocks ‘Nguthungulli’ Marine Reserve before heading back down the coast to Ballina.
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  • 3 hours
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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 Cape Byron Lighthouse hours of operation?
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Cape Byron Lighthouse hours of operation: Daily from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm except for Christmas Day. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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