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Cape Byron Light

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

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