Cape Byron Headland & Lighthouse Walking Tour
If your not into the water so much but are still a nature enthusiast why not join our guided Cape Byron Headland & Lighthouse Tour. These tours run daily and last about two and a half hours.
Sunrise Tours by appointment and 8:30am Daily
Meet at 56 Lawson St 10mins prior to your tour departure.
Tour Minimum: 2 people,
Max 32 people
Book Online or
Call 0416 222 344
We would love you to join us and experience the Cape Byron walking track – it’s so rich in delights, so don’t be surprised if you reach the end and feel like doing it all again. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to spend a couple of hours on the state’s entire coast.
The 5.4km walk leads you on a hike through rainforest and across clifftops with stunning views of the ocean and hinterland.
En route you’ll wander through the shade of bangalow palms and ancient burrawangs, across kangaroo grasslands, along picturesque beaches and up to Cape Byron Lighthouse. Remember to keep an eye out on the water for turtles, dolphins, stingrays and, in season, whales.
- Free Photos (for download)
- Free Espresso Coffee/Hot Chocolate & Snacks
- Free Pick Up from your Accommodation/Drop off
- Interpretive Tour
- Binoculars for Wildlife spotting
- Sunscreen provided
What To Bring:
- Good Walking Shoes, thongs might not cut it
- Comfortable light clothing
- Hat, Sunglasses
- Backpack to carry belongings
- Swimmers, small towel if you have a swim
Level of Fitness Required - Moderate
Price: $39.00 Adults
$29.00 Child Under 13
1. Clarkes Beach to Captain Cook Lookout.
Meeting at our location Opposite 56 Lawson St. We head off on our 2.5hr guided walk of the Cape Byron Headland. Our first leg is a gentle beach walk in sands once mined for their dark minerals in the 1960’s. Now white and soft this is also one of the areas of Byron bay known for it’s calmer waters.
2. Captain Cook to Palm Valley (The Pass) 700 metres, 15 minutes, flat.
Stroll along the boardwalk to Palm Valley. At Palm Valley wander through a Bangalow palm forest and visit one of the oldest middens in the region, where the Bundjalung people camped, leaving remains of dugum* (pipis), julum* (fish) and other animals.
3. Palm Valley to Wategos Beach 500 metres, 10 minutes, some steps.
Climb around the headland to Wategos Beach. Watch surfers and bottlenose dolphins ride waves into shore or cool off in the water at this sheltered cove. Feel free to bring your towel and swimmers along in a backpack as we can jump in here for a swim if you like.
4. Wategos Beach to Lighthouse 700 metres, 25 minutes, steep with steps.
Enjoy spectacular views while ascending steep cliffs to the Australian mainland’s most easterly point. Look out for dolphins, stingrays, bingihyn* (turtles) and, of course, humpback whales on their annual migration between May and November before climbing to the top of Walgun* (Cape Byron Headland).Once at the Lighthouse will will stop briefly for break with some refreshments and snacks.
5. Lighthouse to Captain Cook car park 1.6 kilometres, 20 minutes, steep sections, unpaved track.
Descend through littoral (coastal) rainforest with scattered barwan* (Burrawang palms). In pre-historic times cycads like these dominated the landscape.
6. Captain Cook Car Park beach walk finish at Clarkes Beach 300 metres, soft sand, paved finish.