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Cape Byron

Cape Byron Lighthouse stands on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, at ‘the edge of the world’. Built in 1901, it is the last of the great 19th-century-style lighthouses in the NPWS collection. With its light clearly visible from Byron Bay township, it is a symbol of local pride and a popular visitor destination.

The lighthouse and its surrounding cottages are constructed from concrete blocks, in the extravagant style of the late Victorian era. They stand dominant in Cape Byron State Recreation Area, two kilometres east of Byron Bay. From the headland, you can enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and northern hinterland — including regular sightings of turtles, dolphins and humpback whales. Visitors may stay in the lighthouse keepers’ quarters (bookings essential, call 02 6685 6552). For more information, phone 02 6685 8565.

 

http://www.npws.nsw.gov.au/culture/lighthouses/capebyron.html


Technical / Historical Details
Nearest Town Byron Bay  Height - Elevation 22.6m (74ft) - 118.0m (387ft) 
Lat/Long: 28°37.8 153°38.2  Lantern  
Construction White round concrete tower  Lens  
Built 1901  Character Fl.W. period 15s 
First Lit   Range NM 27W  
Automated      
De-activated   Open Yes 
Architect   Access Road 
Reference 5884 K 2838  Accommodation Yes 
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