Cape Byron State Conservation Area

The Cape Byron Lighthouse has stood on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland for over a century, and today you can take a tour of the tower. The rugged headland, surrounded by sheltered rainforest gullies and subtropical waters, is a great spot for watching turtles, dolphins and humpback whales on their annual migration. The magnificent cliff-top walking track winds its way through diverse plant communities, offering panoramic views of the ocean and north coast hinterland. Parking fees are charged at Cape Byron Lighthouse ($7 cars, $3 motorbikes) and at Cosy Corner and The Pass carparks ($3 for 4 hours). You can book a venue for a wedding ceremony, private or corporate lunch or a group picnic/barbecue in the Lighthouse precinct or at one of the beautiful beaches fringing the Cape at The Pass, Wategos and Tallow Beach.

Photo courtesy the Department of Environment and Climate Change
Photographer Sean Court