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Address: Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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Worth the early start for the sunrise

Witnessing the sunrise from the eastern most point of the mainland is worth the early start. We had the added benefit of seeing a number of whales also. As a suggestion I would... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Witnessing the sunrise from the eastern most point of the mainland is worth the early start. We had the added benefit of seeing a number of whales also. As a suggestion I would recommend getting a bicycle to get to the lighthouse in time for the sunrise. Car parking is at a premium, and walking in the dark up the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic lighthouse and what stunning scenery! I had looked at other reviews about the Lighthouse Trail which said what a long hard walk it was - I had not seen anyone mention that you can actually drive right up to the light house and walk from there as well, which you can - admittedly we had to wait 5 minutes... More 

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Sydney, NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely scenic views for this walk and we were very lucky to see several whales along the way. The walk is a steep one though s you need a decent fitness level. Had an ice cream at the lighthouse which was very nice too.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Family dropped us off by car at the lighthouse spent sometime checking out the small museum. Then a walk around the lighthouse great views of the Bay and beyond. There were two viewing machine that cost $2 dollars but only lasted a minute so take binoculars as there were whales a little bit away which you could see but it... More 

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Thank Kay D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Australia. On a nice day the sorounding coastline and mountain ranges can be seen hundreds of kilometres away. Don't Park at the top car park if you want to enjoy the sunset, as they shut the park gate around the same time.

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Thank Michael G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A couple recommended to visit Cape Byron and do the Lighthouse Trail. I am so glad we did it! The place is so beautiful, the beaches are clean, blue waters, calm place and you can spot whales from there. It is a must do! Take the trail, walk to the lighthouse, it is very good activity for all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this trail. I wouldn't want to be a shorter person though. It's a bit of a climb and the steps are pretty uneven. We enjoyed the challenge each morning though and the views from many different vantage points are all awesome. Love it.

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Thank Sue E
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit, lots of shady areas and places to view whales. Cafe situated in a good spot. during off peak can stay for longer than during peak season.

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Thank Pat S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I left our baby grandson and Miss Three with their Mum (an excellent decision) and ventured forth on the trek early one morning. It's a must do when visiting the area and I strongly recommend the circuit. It took us about 2 hours in all with lots of stops for photographs along the way. The trek winds... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Requires a certain level of fitness but a must do if in Byron Bay, good walk to the summit then a tour of the old light house followed by lunch is recommended.

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