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Assistant Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages

Cape Byron State Conservation Area


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The heritage-listed Assistant Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages at Byron Bay feature stunning coastal views. They’re a great choice for a weekend getaway or longer holiday.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cottage
Bedrooms 3
Maximum guests 6
Facilities Barbecue facilities, drinking water, showers, toilets
Please note
  • This is a popular spot and reservations can be made for any arrival within the next 12 months. Find out more about our terms and conditions, and review frequently asked questions about staying in national parks.
  • Bedding configuration: 1 x queen; 1 x queen; 2 x singles.
  • Cot hire available (02) 6620 9300, 8.30am- 4.30pm, Monday to Friday prior to your stay.
  • Check in after 1.30pm. Check out before 9.30am. Fees apply for late check out.
  • Keys can be collected from Apartments Inn (02) 6620 9600, 9am to 5pm, 7 days. Fees apply for lost keys.
  • Please see visitor info for more information

Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking. Minimum 3 night stays apply. Fees apply for shorter stays where available.

Entry fees

Please note park entry fees are not required to access the cottages

Bookings Use a secure payment gateway to book online. Alternatively contact National Parks Contact Centre on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757) to make a booking. All reservations incur an additional 2.5% booking fee.
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Ever dreamed of living in a lighthouse? Now you can get a taste of it with a holiday in the award-winning Assistant Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages, in Cape Byron Conservation Area. With Byron Bay just a short drive away car, or a half hour walk, it’s a perfect place for a coastal getaway with family or friends.

Lots of accommodation in Byron Bay boasts spectacular views and these cottages are no exception, featuring an almost panoramic view that takes in golden beaches, dramatic coastline and the iconic lighthouse. Although popular with visitors during the day, when the sun goes down, you’ll have the area all to yourself. Sunrise over the ocean is a spectacular sight and well worth waking up for, at least once on your holiday.

The cottages have been lovingly restored to retain their heritage charm, with the addition of modern conveniences to ensure you holiday in style. After a day of swimming, walking and exploring cook up a feast and toast the lighthouse keepers of days gone by.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

The Pass midden

NSW National Parks first recorded The Pass midden in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in 1980. And, in 2013, ancient archaeological midden material was repatriated and displayed on Country. Today, along with our Aboriginal community partners, NPWS works to protect The Pass midden, both now and into the future.

The Pass in Cape Byron Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer
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Park info

  • in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
    • Cape Byron State Conservation Area is open 8am to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger
    • The Maritime Museum in the former Lighthouse Keeper’s office at the base of the lighthouse is open 10am to 4pm daily
    • Opening before 8am for events or disabled access can be arranged by prior notice – contact NPWS Byron Bay office during business hours 02 6620 9300.
  • Park entry fees:

    Daily rate: $8 per vehicle/$4 motorcycles at the Cape Byron Lighthouse and Information Centre carpark.

    Hourly rate: $4 per vehicle at Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass carparks.

    Buy an annual pass.
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The view from the lighthouse over the keepers cottage. Photo: John Spencer