Byron Bay Lighthouse SceneByron Bay LighthouseOn Australia Day (celebrated on January 26 denoting the arrival of the First Fleet and European settlement), it seems appropriate to re-open Travel Wonders with a photo of the most easterly point of the mainland.

Perched on a rocky headland with a precipitious cliff, Cape Byron lighthouse is a renown walking area for people keen to walk to Australia’s ultimately eastern point and for those staying in the popular and vibrant beach resort of Byron Bay. Built in 1901 and still active (now fully automated), the lighthouse is surprisingly short and stout, it ideal elevated location alone offering plenty of clearance to cast its life-saving lighting.

Cape Byron holds the additional distinction of being Australia’s most powerful lighthouse and was named by Captain Cook after Lord Byron’s grandfather.

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My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.
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