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Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Address: Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Look out for the Whales

A nice relaxed walk, bit of culture in the lighthouse and I great place to spot the amazing nature that the area offers

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Joshua C
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

A nice relaxed walk, bit of culture in the lighthouse and I great place to spot the amazing nature that the area offers

Thank Joshua C
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Best place to whale watch, there is also a café at the top, it is a long walk, with amazing views. There is car parking at the top but it is limited.

Thank 508chaneller
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

I just love it up there on the headland at Dawn. Whale watching is spectacular. We saw nearly a hundred whales heading North at our recent 5 day stay at The Assistant Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage. There was a big traffic jam up there on the weekend though...school holidays and tourists, so consider leaving the car in town and walking up.... More 

1 Thank loufinnegan
Nice, France
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We did the naturecwalk today and the outlooks are amazing. We saw dolphins and whales swimming in the waves and along the coast. Such a great experience.

Thank Phil6676
Gunnedah, Australia
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Enjoy the wonderful views and friendly wildlife in the Conservation Area. A lovely place for all the family to spend some time or enjoy a picnic lunch

Thank MummaD68
Byron Bay, Australia
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72 reviews
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

The lighthouse trail and the surrounding parkland has been well kept with broad walks maintained to accommodate the human traffic. Coastal banksia trees and many local flora gives character to this parkland. I spotted some wildlife too!

1 Thank Kamal P
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Fabulous views of Byron Bay. Definitely worth doing if your in the area. Really nice beaches in the area too.

Thank Conor M
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Byron beach views from the light house. The wind blew cold on the east side of the light house in the late afternoon.

Thank MeiMei C
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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Did the walk all along the beach, which was beatiful in itself, watched the sunset and saw the amazing lighthouse.. and then it POURED! We got stuck in a full-on thunderstorm... and had to walk back to Byron town centre soakes to the bone, hoping not to get hit by all the zig zag lightening (the ranger said to walk... More 

Thank Jessica D
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Limited space for parking, so be prepared to wait if you come during peak hours (best time to visit is early in the morning or on weekdays). Bring some food along if you want to have a light meal with amazing views!

Thank Kitschykitty

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