Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Cape Byron Lighthouse in Cape Byron State Conservation Area (Image: David Young/DECCW)

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Visitor centresPublic transportWheelchair facilitiesNo campingNo caravan sitesAccommodationLookoutsPicnics and BBQsKiosks/cafesWalkingDogs and other domestic animals not permittedNo horse riding trailsNo cycling trailsNo car touringNo 4WD touring routesCanoeingNo sailing and boatingFishingSwimmingSnorkelling/divingAdventure recreation

For over a century, the elegant Cape Byron Lighthouse has graced Australia’s most easterly point. Its powerful lamp still burns brightly across the bay and you can take a guided tour to the top or even stay in one of the charming keepers’ cottages. If you’d prefer to be closer to the beach, there’s a choice of award-winning eco-tourism beach cottages within the park.

Experience the spine-tingling views of the surrounding coast as you explore Cape Byron walking track. Rest up and enjoy a bite to eat at the Cape Café, with panoramic views across the hinterland to Byron Bay.

Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach – try The Pass, Wategos or Tallows. If you’re feeling more adventurous, there’s great diving, snorkelling, surfing, hang gliding and kayaking – go on your own or with licensed tour operators.

Cape Byron State Conservation Area is a great place to go whale watching during the annual whale migration which takes place from June to November. Find the perfect vantage point and plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.

Map: View a printable park map [PDF 140KB] for an overview of access and facilities.

Venue hire: You can book a venue for a wedding ceremony, private or corporate lunch or a group picnic/barbecue in the Lighthouse precinct or at one of the beautiful beaches fringing the Cape at The Pass, Wategos and Tallow Beach.

Visit the NSW National Parks visitor website for more inspiration and information on Cape Byron State Conservation Area.

Park map: Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Local map: showing Cape Byron State Conservation Area

NSW map: showing Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Australia map: showing Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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