Byron Bay Lighthouse, Byron Bay

Byron Bay Lighthouse, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, May 2010.

The think I love most about lighthouses? They never change.

Another iconic Australian lighthouse, this time in the northern New South Wales town of Byron Bay. Unlike Split Point Lighthouse, which we discussed the other day, Byron Bay Lighthouse is a squat, fat lighthouse, nestled at the top of a huge hill. You can walk up and take tours around the area and it’s always bustling with tourists. The view of the ocean is stunning, as is the view of the coastline, which stretches for miles in both directions. Byron Bay itself is a popular spot for holiday makers, one of those coastal towns with a relaxed vibe and easy going atmosphere. It’s close to the Queensland border and you can drive to Brisbane from there in about 3 hours or the The Gold Coast in a little under 2.

Photograph: Racheal Harris

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