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 keepers
quarters (Ph: 02 6685 6552 - bookings essential).