Cape Byron Lighthouse | New South Wales, Australia

July 13, 2015

Cape Byron Lighthouse is Australia’s most powerful and most easterly lighthouse located in Byron Bay, New South Wales.


It was constructed in 1901 to alert passing ships to the dangers of the coast. The tower itself is 23 metres (74 ft) high and is perched atop of a 94 metre cliff at the easternmost point of mainland Australia.


The lens of the lighthouse is 2 metres in diameter, weighs 8 tonnes, contains 760 pieces of prismatic glass and flashes every 15 seconds. This popular tourist hotspot attracts more than 500,000 visitors per year.


The last lighthouse keeper retired in 1989 when the lighthouse became fully automated. You can experience the lifestyle of former lighthouse keepers in the fully refurbished, heritage-listed cottages which are available for overnight rental.


Be the first to see the sunrise in Australia and have the best viewing platform for watching whales during their annual migration between May and October.

























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