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Assistant Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Assistant Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages.

Getting there and parking

Keys can be collected from Byron Bay Hotel and Apartments. Contact their office on 02 6620 9600 from 9am to 5pm if you want to arrange after hours collection.

The Assistant Lighthouse Keepers' 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 gate is closed from sunset until 8am daily.
  • The cottage key opens the gate

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


There is parking for 2 cars at each of the cottages. Your car must be parked according to the parking plan provided when you book.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.


With the weather being a bit cooler, it's the perfect time of year for walking, barbecues and picnics on the beach.


Summer holidays beckon you – enjoy swimming, snorkelling, surfing, building sandcastles, or relaxing in the shade.


Cape Byron is a great spot to watch for whales on their annual migration - remember to take binoculars.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


22°C and 27°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


15°C and 21°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • The lighthouse cottages are adjoined by one common wall. They are both fully furnished and include a kitchen, sitting/lounge room, bathroom with toilet and shower, separate toilet outside, laundry, 3 bedrooms and front and rear verandahs.
  • Bedding configuration: 1 queen bed, 1 queen bed, 2 single beds. All bed linen and towels are provided.
  • Cot hire is available. Call Byron Bay office before your stay to arrange.
  • The kitchens have an electric oven and stove, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. Basic kitchenware, cutlery and glassware are included.
  • TV with Netflix. 
  • Washing machine, dryer, heaters and fans.
  • Please leave the property clean and tidy with all kitchen items washed up and put away. Hourly additional fees may be charged for any unreasonable cleaning required or missing/broken items.
  • Rubbish bins are provided.


  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

The cottages have an electric barbecue.

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Drinking water


  • Hot showers

Electric power

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


Disability access level - medium

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.


Please be considerate of others and keep the noise down. Fees apply if security is called to the property.

Camp fires and solid fuel burners


Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Park info

  • in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
    • Cape Byron State Conservation Area is open all hours, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
    • Cape Byron Lighthouse lawn is open 8am to sunset.
    • 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 6639 8300.
  • Park entry fees:

    Cape Byron Lighthouse lawn and Information Centre: $8 per vehicle per hour/$4 per hour motorcycles. Maximum 1 hour per vehicle per calendar day, including all NPWS annual passholders.

    Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass: $4 per vehicle/motorcycle per hour. Pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted.

    Coach entry: $30 per coach up to 30 seats; $57 per coach 31 to 43 seats; $94 per coach 44 seats and over.

    Buy annual pass

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