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Cape Byron Lighthouse

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 1 July 2020, 2.14pm

Applies from Mon 16 Mar 2020, 10.47am to Mon 3 Aug 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.14pm.

Closed areas: Cape Byron Lighthouse and museum

Cape Byron Lighthouse is closed to tours and the museum is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The lighthouse precinct is open. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. All other areas in the Cape Byron State Conservation Area are open.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 16 Mar 2020, 10.47am to Mon 3 Aug 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Cape Byron Lighthouse and museum

Cape Byron Lighthouse is closed to tours and the museum is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The lighthouse precinct is open. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. All other areas in the Cape Byron State Conservation Area are open.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/historic-buildings-places/cape-byron-lighthouse/local-alerts

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:

    Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct 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. Coin-operated and credit card payment available.

    Coach entry: $26 per coach up to 30 seats; $50 per coach 31 to 43 seats; $83 per coach 44 seats and over.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Spiral staircase inside the lighthouse. Photo: John Spencer