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Cape Byron State Recreation Area - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, the Cape Byron State Recreation Area is a great spot for watching turtles, dolphins and humpback whales on their annual migration up and down the coast. The ideal period to watch for the annual migration is In May, and August to October.

There is a spectacular cliff top walking track offering panoramic views of the ocean and north coast hinterland. Follow the tracks through diverse coastal plant communities, including rainforest that stretches right down to the beach.

Cape Byron Lighthouse is located 300 m south of Australia's eastern most point, the lighthouse was completed in 1901, stands 22 m high, 113 m above sea level, with a range of 42 km out to sea. Take a tour (Ph: 02 6685 8565 for bookings) and stay the night in the lighthouse keeper’s quarters (Ph: 02 6685 6552 - bookings essential).

Access to the are is 2 km east of Byron Bay along Lighthouse Road. There is a vehicle entry fee to the Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct.

Source: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Check out our listing of Byron Bay accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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