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“Definitely worth the walk!”

Cape Byron Lighthouse
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“Definitely worth the walk!”
Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

On a recent trip to Queensland, on the top of my to do list was to visit the Lighthouse and most easterly point in Byron Bay. The view from the Lighthouse is magnificent but the walk itself is an achievement to be proud of. We walked from the main strip in Byron Bay to the Lighthouse and needless to say my legs were struggling a little bit! But being a fit couple, we loved the challenge and the beautiful weather, views and multiple pods of dolphins we spotted made every step worth it. We then walked back to the main strip of Byron Bay along the beach which was just lovely. Definitely something to do when you are in the area, you will not be disappointment.

Visited August 2014
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“Can be windy here”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

A very windy day but great fun. You can look at the magnificent waves from here and spot dolphins and sometimes whales at the right time of year. Can go down to or up from the beach via lots of steps or walk out to the promontory. Parking at the top is $7 but free below at a small parking area.

Visited August 2014
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“SO great, but be aware of the walk!”
Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The view was beautiful, the lighthouse was beautiful, the lighthouse museum was very cool, and the walk to get there SUCKED. It would have been much nicer had I been prepared for it. Everything we'd read said the walk was pretty leisurely. I was in sandals and a swimsuit and shorts. It is MOST CERTAINLY NOT LEISURELY. It's very much uphill for quite a long way (took us 2.5 hours to go up and back down). Wear sneakers and long trousers of some kind. Bring water. You'll see a lot of very fit people running up the hill for their workout. It's not gonna kill ya, but it is not super easy either. If you're ready for it, you'll see some of the best beach views I saw in Australia!

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“great”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

a lot of history and a beautiful location, nice place to stop off if you do the lighthouse walk! there is a cafe but its v expensive so bring your own lunch!

Visited August 2014
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“Beautiful walk”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

The walk all the way to the top is well worth it. The views on the way were a nice distraction from the stairs. Lots of photo opportunities on the way

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