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Byron Bay lighthouse tour

Cape Byron State Conservation Area


Take this short guided tour of Cape Byron Lighthouse. During whale migration season, it's one of the best places in NSW to spot whales.


10am – 3pm daily

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Cape Byron State Conservation Area
Medium. Suitable for adults and children 5 years and over.

Gold coin donation

Meeting point
Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay
No bookings required for these 20 minute tours. For more information, phone the NPWS Cape Byron Information Centre on 02 6639 8300.
Tours available every 20 minutes, 10am – 3pm, depending on suitable weather and availability (closed Christmas Day).

Join a volunteer-run lighthouse tour to the top of the lighthouse and take advantage of the 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean from the most easterly point on the Australian mainland. The official whale watching season runs from May to November each year. A wide variety of migratory and non-migratory whale species inhabit east coast waters, and whale watching opportunities exist year round.

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