Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk

EASY 9 reviews

Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk is a 2.3 kilometer out and back trail located near Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for walking.

DISTANCE
2.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
78 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

walking

beach

views

no dogs

Explore the easternmost point of land on the Australian Continent. Walk along the rocky shore to a beautiful lighthouse - you will probably see a lot of surfers and possibly a hang glider or two around the lighthouse on a windy day.

hiking
3 days ago

The Byron Bay lighthouse is a must-see if you're in the region, as is the walk down to Wategos Beach. While the lighthouse area will get crowded for sunset, mostly friendly backpackers, not many take the track down to the beach.

The trail is popular for locals training in the morning, often parking at Wategos and running up and back. But any time of the day is beautiful.

One small suggestion if hitting the lighthouse first is to park in either in the lower lighthouse carpark (on the way up, before the first boom gate - which they lock at night), or on the way down (when then one way road goes down, there's another and less full car park a little ways along). From either it only adds five to ten minutes walk and saves hassle with gates being locked.

Sunset at the end of the trail is beautiful, but likewise sunrise is special. Often photographers stake out this spot, as dolphins nearly always been be spotted in the region playing, and this is the most easterly point of the Australian mainland after all. Enjoy.

nature trips
10 months ago

beautiful views and quite an easy walk

walking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

This is a great sunset hike! it can get crowded but most people are respectful of your photo ops. The roos are active at night also.

walking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Steps from watego. Free parking. Lots of iguanas on the road. Cafe at top and you can see tallow surf on the opposite side.

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hiking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017