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Assistant Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages

"We had an awesome weekend getaway and slept safe in the knowledge that no one was going to wake us up to change the light bulb."

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.


Getting there

Getting there:

The Assistant Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages are 3km east of the Byron Bay town centre. To get there take Lawson Street (which becomes Lighthouse Road) and follow it to the lighthouse. The cottages are on the left. The lighthouse is closed from sunset until 8am daily. The cottage key opens the gate.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Off street parking is available for two cars at each of the cottages.

Important info


3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 guests

You should know:

  • 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.
  • The cottage is fully-furnished, has a full kitchen and bathroom with linen and towels provided.
  • Cot hire available (02) 6620 9300, 8.30am- 4.30pm, Monday to Friday prior to your stay.
  • The cottage has a television, DVD and CD player, washing machine, dryer, heaters and fans and an electric barbecue.
  • There is mobile phone coverage
  • Check in 1.30pm, Check Out 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 leave premises clean and tidy, with all kitchen items washed and put away or fees may apply.
  • NSW national parks are now no smoking areas.
  • Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted, as per the OEH policy.
  • Fees apply should a security guard be called to the premises for noise pollution or other
  • Strong rips and currents may be present at beaches around Byron Bay – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.
  • It is a popular place so you’ll need to make a booking well in advance

Wheelchair access:


Assistance may be required to access this area as there is one step to the verandah and one step to the cottage at the front and rear entrance.


Accommodation fees: Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking. Minimum 3 night stays apply. Fees apply for shorter stays where available. Booking Fee: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable.

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Alternatively contact the National Parks Contact Cente on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757) to make a booking.


Byron Bay, Phone: 02 6620 9300

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The view from the lighthouse over the keepers cottage. Photo: John Spencer