Cape Byron Lighthouse Maritime Museum

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    Evening at Cape Byron Lighthouse

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    The old Lighthouse Keepers Office

    The office retains many of items used in the days before total automation.

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    Friendly museum volunteers

    Always on hand to answer your questions.

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    The Red Light

    Is a fixed light that throws a constant beam over Julian Rocks out in the bay.


Located within the Cape Byron Lighthouse in the one-time head lightkeepers office, the Cape Byron Lighthouse Martitime Museum offers visitors insight into the days before fully-automated lighthouses and the long tradition of lightkeepers.

The Museum also displays images and artefacts from the days when Byron Bay was a venue for whale hunting rather than whale watching. A team of dedicated volunteers staff the museum 7 days a week and are happy to answer questions.

Guided tours to the top of the lighthouse are avialable depending on visitor numbers.


(02) 6620 9300
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Entry Fees

General entry free
Lighthouse tours by donation

Vehicle entry fee to lighthouse precinct
Cars $7 per hour
Motorbikes $3 per hour

Getting There

Lighthouse Road
Byron Bay, NSW 2481

Opening Hours

Sunday- Saturday

10:00 to 16:00

Cape Cafe

The perfect place to grab a coffee or a bite to eat and take in the amazing views.

Cape Byron Shop

Small giftshop where you can purchase lighthouse memorabilia

Byron Bay and beyond

A network of country roads makes it easy to experience the sun-drenched ...

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