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Cape Byron Lighthouse

Cape Byron Lighthouse Tours and Activities

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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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Daily from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm except for Christmas Day
Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay, New South Wales
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The Byron Bay Sea Kayak Tour
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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
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Chill Out at Byron Bay from Gold Coast

Chill Out at Byron Bay from Gold Coast

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Spend a day exploring the vibrant culture and beautiful beaches of Byron Bay on this full-day tour from the Gold Coast. Take in grand coastal views from the historic Byron Bay Lighthouse, browse local boutiques and dip your toes in the calm bay waters. Get a taste of New South Wales with a seasonal and locally sourced lunch at a unique cafe, and sink your teeth into a fantastic array of exotic fruit at the Tropical Fruit World farm.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Byron Bay, Bangalow and Gold Coast Day Tour from Brisbane

Byron Bay, Bangalow and Gold Coast Day Tour from Brisbane

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Visitors to Brisbane who want to pop over the NSW border without the hassle will enjoy this day tour. Forget about self-driving and simply enjoy the views during the journey. Check out the highlights of fashionable Byron Bay and Bangalow, and discover why these are such popular towns. You’ll be able to take your time on this leisurely tour, which matches the area’s laid-back vibe. Stop at the Gold Coast on the return journey.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Byron Bay Tandem Sky Dive
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Byron Bay Tandem Sky Dive

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Feel a rush of adrenaline as you soar through the air on this tandem sky dive over Byron Bay.  Enjoy the thrill of a 60-second free fall from a height of more than 15,000 feet (4,572 meters), then look down over the spectacular beaches and bay during the five-minute parachute descent. Once you’re safely back on solid ground, celebrate your achievement with a personalized photo certificate to show off to friends and family back home.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Byron Bay and Beyond Tour Including Cape Bryon Lighthouse Crystal Castle and Bangalow
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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
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Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour
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Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour

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Kayak alongside a resident pod of bottlenose dolphins in beautiful Byron Bay! Led by expert guides, this sea kayak adventure takes you through the calm waters of Cape Byron Marine Park. Learn about the protected aquatic environment along the way, see Cape Byron lighthouse and refresh with a tea and Tim Tam biscuit break on the beach. All equipment is provided, and no kayaking experience is necessary.
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  • 3 hours
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Byron Bay Lighthouse and Hinterland Tour
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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
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Full-Day Tour to Byron Bay Best Food and Drink Spots

Full-Day Tour to Byron Bay Best Food and Drink Spots

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Soak up the views from Australia’s most easterly point before visiting Byron Bay’s hottest food and drink spots. After taking in the sweeping views from Cape Byron Lighthouse you can opt to take a refreshing dip at Wategos Beach. Next up we’ll visit hip hilltop cafe Top Shop for a caffeine hit before we head to The Farm. This lush, working farm on the fringe of Byron is anchored by the lauded Three Blue Ducks restaurant, where we’ll tuck into an incredible lunch showcasing produce harvested just metres from our table. There’ll be plenty of time to take a stroll around the property to meet the Highland cows and crack some Macadamias before we head to Stone & Wood to sample the famed Byron Bay brewery’s multi-award-winning beers. Before heading back to Goldie, we’ll enjoy a tasting at one of Byron’s boutique distilleries. Set in a lush rainforest, Cape Byron Distillery specialises in gin (with whisky on the way), while Lord Byron Distillery produces rum, vodka, gin and more.
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  • 9 hours
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Byron Bay and the Crystal Castle Day Tour from Gold Coast

Byron Bay and the Crystal Castle Day Tour from Gold Coast

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Take a day trip to Australia's eastern most point Byron Bay Lighthouse and enjoy coastal views, perhaps spot whales, sea birds and dolphins. You'll enjoy a scenic drive down the coast into New South Wales, with a few scenic stops as well as a drive through downtown Byron Bay. At 11.30am you'll arrive at Crystal Castle in northern New South Wales to enjoy the beautiful grounds, the Buddha and countless crystals to view and buy in every colour of the rainbow. The Lotus Cafe has an impressive organic menu to choose from too while you watch the children in the playground or worship at the World Peace Stupa.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Private Custom Byron Bay Day Out
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Private Custom Byron Bay Day Out

Create your own custom day out and explore all the places you wish, in and around Byron Bay! Upon pickup your local private driver will sit down with you and discuss your most desired destinations that you wish to explore. Pick from a range of listed examples or let us know your own ideas! You can visit as many destinations as you wish, and stop for as long as you'd like, creating a completely flexible day out. Destinations may include: Breweries, Distilleries, Pubs, Waterfalls, Beaches, Shopping Destinations, Walking tracks, Theme parks, Anywhere you wish!
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  • 7 hours
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Experience E-bike at Byron Bay

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Experience E-bike at Byron Bay

This experience is a private adventure to explore some of the most beautiful beaches of Australia's coastline
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  • 1 day
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10-Day Surf Adventure from Sydney to Brisbane Including Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and Gold Coast

10-Day Surf Adventure from Sydney to Brisbane Including Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and Gold Coast

Departing from Sydney, enjoy this 10 day Australian surfing adventure giving you an experience you will hold on to for a lifetime! Travel from Sydney to Brisbane and learn how to surf with friends whilst checking out some of Australia's best coastline. You'll visit must see attractions, national parks and hidden gems along the way.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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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 Discovery 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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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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Should I book Cape Byron Lighthouse tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cape Byron Lighthouse can get crowded. 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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How much does it cost to visit Cape Byron Lighthouse 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Cape Byron Lighthouse costs USD 47.69. Guided Cape Byron Lighthouse tours start around USD 47.69 per person.
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