Cape Byron Lighthouse

Lighthouse in Byron Bay

Image by Penny Carroll Lonely Planet

This 1901 lighthouse is Australia’s most easterly and also its most powerful shipping beacon. Inside there are maritime and nature displays. If you want to venture to the top, you'll need to take one of the volunteer-run tours, which operate from 8.45am to 3.30pm weekdays ($10). There's also a cafe here and self-contained accommodation in the lighthouse-keeper's cottages. Parking $8; gate opens at 8am.