Cape Byron Circuit

1 h 15 min to 2 h

3.6 km
circuit

↑ 186 m
↓ -185 m

Moderate track
Starting from the car park of Captain Cook Lookout, Byron Bay, this track takes you on a coastal circuit in Cape Byron, visiting the easternmost point of the Australian mainland along with the historic lighthouse and 3 scenic beaches. This spectacular coastal track can be a great destination for sea life enthusiasts. It is possible to spot dolphins, stingrays and even whales during their migrating season. You can also come across other animals such as Australian pelicans,bush turkeys and the occasional wallaby. The white tower of the Cape Byron Lighthouse rises 22 metres above ground, warning the sailors passing by since 1901. Visit the Clarkes, Wategos and Little Wategos beaches and cool off in the welcoming waters of the Pacific. The track is partly shaded by the bangalow palms and burrawangs and involves lots of steps. Exercise extra caution around cliff edges and try to avoid the midday heat. Keep in mind that the area tends to be busy on the weekends. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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