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“Long Walk but Well Worth it”

Cape Byron State Conservation Area
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Byron Bay Whale Watching Cruise
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Great place, it's quite a walk but is well worth it. There's a small bay at the bottom which is really nice. Most easterly point of Australia!

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Cape Byron is not just about the range of beaches up & down the coastline, it's also the park at palm valley, the bbq area, the walks and trails. There is so much more to do than just surf and swim at Byron Bay. There are great cafes right on the coast like The Pass cafe and Byron Beach cafe which are a great option when you're spending a day on the coast.

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Beautiful walk. Stopped to watch the kayak riders and the dolphins surfing the waves. Lots of great views along this walk. It was a relatively easy walk but easier returning via the road (path provided)

Thank terger45
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Ok, so the drive into Byron Bay during school holidays isn't the greatest, a long slow line of traffic past all the accommodation and through town. But worth it once you get to the light house.

A short scenic drive up the hill and you're there. Parking is a bit of a nightmare but somewhat regulated by the $7 fee they charge you to park there. Once parked there's only a short walk up a gentle to medium grade slope to the top where you have 360 degree views. We had a lovely clear morning to look around, and we could easily see Mt Warning, Gold Coast hinterland etc.

There's a path that goes from the light house down around the north of the Cape back into town. Many walkers and runners were using this; it's obviously very popular. Not wheelchair accessible though - there are quite a few steep sets of steps, a good fitness test.

At 2 places the lookouts have a camera pole - this has a mounting screw like a tripod so you can set your camera up on the timer to take your photo. Great idea.

There's an interesting little museum in the light house showing some of the artifacts from the lights and also some of the history of whaling at Byron Bay in the 1950"s and 1960's.

Near the carpark there is a cafe selling coffee and cold drinks, also gelato and ice creams and various pastries etc. Plenty of seating and it was very nice sitting there for a while after our walk.

The parking attendant said the $7 fee was for about an hour; that was right after having a good look around, walking down the path to the most easterly point on Australia's mainland, and having a drink at the cafe.

If you visit Byron Bay you must vist the light house.

Thank kjbMirani
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stopped at the Byron resourt and Spa - which was a terrific, if slightly expensive hotel. However, Byron Bay, with the notable exception of the Light house and beaches, is not a location we would return to, even though it is highly recommended in all tour company guides as a must visit location. The resort has been taken over by “Teenage” tourists (in the 1970s, they would probably have been called “Hippies” – but, that would be far too high an accolade!).

Thank cymru1948
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