The Cape Byron Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located in Cape Byron, New South Wales, Australia.
The cape is the tiniest point of the Australian continent, located about 3 kilometers northeast of the town of Byron Bay. It is the most powerful lighthouse in Australia, with a light intensity of 2,200,000 cd luminous intensity.
Its construction began in July 1900 with contractors Mitchell and King. The total cost was £ 10,042 for contractors, £ 8,000 for appliances and light from the lighthouse, and £ 2,600 for the road from the village of Byron Bay. Today The lighthouse is a popular destination, attracting more than 500,000 visitors per year.
Access : Coordinates: -28.638525, 153.636436 / Cape Byron Lighthouse is 2km east of the Byron Bay town . To get there, take Lawson Street -which becomes Lighthouse Road- and follow it to the lighthouse.
Light House Specifications : Year first lit 1901 , Construction : concrete blocks, Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern, Tower 74 feet (23 m) , Focal height white: 387 feet (118 m) red: 364 feet (111 m) , Range white: 27 nautical miles (50 km 31 mi) , red: 8 nautical miles (15 km 9.2 mi)
facilities : Maritime Museum , open 10am to 4pm / Southern Cross University’s Whale Research Centre located at the lighthouse / parking lot / Toilets / Drinking water
Entry fees : Free / Park entry fees apply at the Cape Byron Lighthouse carpark / opening times : 9.30am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day
Activities : sightseeing : photo opportunities / Hiking , lighthouse can be visited by foot from Byron Bay town via the Cape Byron Walking Track / whale watching / guided tours /
Go next : Broken Head picnic area / North Head walking track / Wategos Beach / Captain Cook lookout and picnic area / Tallow Beach / Byron Bay