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Byron Bay - NSW

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Famous for it's lighthouse trademark, as well as its pristine beaches, great surf breaks, lush tropical rainforests and eclectic hinterland villages,
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Cape Byron, named by Captain cook in 1770, after his navigator, the grandfather of the famous poet Lord Byron, is mainland Australia's most easterly point.
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Cape Byron Lighthouse
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The imposing Cape Byron Lighthouse, built in 1901, became Australia's most powerful in 1956 with a beam visible for 27 nautical miles.
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Byron Bay was, by 1885, an important shipping port, plying a busy trade in timber and agricultural produce. A jetty was constructed in the Bay between 1886 and 1888 and the railway opened soon after. By the time the lighthouse was completed no fewer than 16 ships lay wrecked in and around the Bay.
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At the Cape there are around 270 different types of native flowering plants and over 60 different types of native animals. Some of these only occur in this area and 15 are threatened with extinction.
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Through Byron Bay Shire there are over 37km of scenic beaches.

From the top there are spectacular views back to Byron Bay with Julian Rocks just out to sea
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Heading back down, I walked along Little Wategos Beach
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back to Wategos Beach
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with beautiful views over Byron to Mt Warning
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Charlotte most easterly point

Charlotte most easterly point

Posted by charlystyles 13:15 Archived in Australia Tagged byron_bay cape_byron

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