Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Overview

With its picturesque and historic backdrop, Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct is one of NSW’s most beautiful and historic wedding venues. It’s an ideal spot to consider if you’re looking for event venue hire.

Venue is suitable for
Wedding ceremonies, private lunches
Capacity
Maximum people: 100
Facilities
Drinking water
Fees

For fee information, please email the Events and Venues Unit or
phone (02) 9585 6570.

Availability
Venue not available for exclusive hire
Bookings
A completed application form should be received at least 6 months in advance of the event in order to assure availability of your preferred venue and date(s) and adequate time for the review process by NPWS. Initial assessment of the event application, site plan and supporting documentation may take 2-3 weeks. Please contact the Events and Venues Unit for information regarding cancellations.
Other Information

Filming and photography shoots on application.

Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct is situated on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, and is a very special and unique part of Australia. It’s no wonder it’s also a popular place for weddings and other events.

The area surrounding Cape Byron Lighthouse provides not only one of NSW’s most beautiful, but also historic backdrops to any special event. Built at the turn of the 19th century to protect ships passing along the coast, Cape Byron Lighthouse was operated by resident keepers until 1989, and its now automated light is clearly visible from the Byron Bay township.

Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct offers spectacular views to the north and south coasts and to the hinterland, so both you and your guests are sure to be impressed with your choice of venue hire.

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/venues/cape-byron-lighthouse-precinct/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 (//pass.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/).
See more info on the venue

Venue info

All the practical information you need to know about Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct.

Facilities

Drinking water

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area.

Cape Byron Lighthouse is not accessible, however the area outside the lighthouse is flat.

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Visitor centre

The Lighthouse Precinct, Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer