Cape Byron Headland Reserve
Cape Byron Headland Reserve is a National Parks and Wildlife State Conservation Area managed by the Cape Byron Trust. The Reserve encompasses the Lighthouse as well as the beaches and areas around the Pass, Watego’s and Tallow Beaches.
The Cape is a special place for the Bundjalung of Byron Bay (Arakwal) Aboriginal people and is a part of their Dreaming stories. The Indigenous Land Use Agreement which was established with Council in 2001, recognises the traditional rights of the Arakwal people to these lands and their resources, and ensures that Arakwal people are able to have an active role in the management of the Reserve.
The Cape Byron Lighthouse and light-keepers cottages, built in 1901, provide the centrepiece of the Reserve, standing watch over the town and its visitors. All the buildings are listed on the national estate register, and Lighthouse tours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year.
There is a well signed walk that takes you from the town to the Lighthouse, from where you can take in the panorama of the area. The headland also provides on eof the most important sites for counting the whales as they migrate twice yearly up and down the Australian east coast.
Location: Lighthouse Road Byron Bay NSW 2481