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Byron Bay historic private lighthouse tour

Cape Byron State Conservation Area


Immerse yourself in the history of Cape Byron Lighthouse. Imagine yourself in a lighthouse keeper's shoes on this private guided tour of iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse.


Monday to Friday, 8.45am – 3.30pm

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Cape Byron State Conservation Area
No wheelchair access
Medium. Suitable for adults and children 5 years and over.

Adult/child $10 per person + GST. Minimum group fee $100 + GST (minimum 10 people).

Meeting point
The entrance to Cape Byron Lighthouse
Prior bookings required. Email or phone the NPWS Byron Bay office during business hours on (02) 6639 8300.
Available on request Monday to Friday, between 8.45am and 3.30pm. Tours take 45 minutes.

Take a step back in time and discover the daily duties of the lighthouse keepers and their families who lived in Cape Byron from 1901 to 1989. Climb to the top of the lighthouse tower balcony and enjoy a bird's eye view of the surrounding hinterland and marine park below.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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 precinct 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:

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

    $4 per vehicle/motorcycle per hour in the lower lighthouse carparks and at Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass carparks. Coin-operated and credit card payment available.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Spiral staircase inside the lighthouse. Photo: John Spencer