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Name: Cape Byron Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Byron Bay, NSW, , Australia

Location: Easternmost point of Australian mainland.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Cape Byron State Conservation Area


This lighthouse is still an active aid to navigation maintained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. It is also a weather and communications station. Overnight accommodations are available in the former assistant keeper's quarters. Park rangers offer 45-minute tours of the lighthouse and surroundings; tickets are available at the souvenir shop.

Tower Height: 59

Height of Focal Plane: 387

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds, visible for 27 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White conical tower, built of concrete blocks, attached to keeper's quarters.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1901

Date Present Tower Built: 1901

Optics: First order bivalve Fresnel lens, manufactured by Henry-Lepaute.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, overnight accommodations.

Open To Public? Yes.

Nearby Lodging: Visitors may stay in the former assistant lighthouse keepers’ quarters. For reservations call 02 6685 6552. See for more information.

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