This is the eighth in my series of short reflections on different places in Australia and New Zealand, which I visited in November 2019.
In November 2019 after a few days in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, we drove along the New South Wales coastline. Our first stop was at Byron Bay Lighthouse, which attracts large numbers of visitors because of its iconic location at mainland Australia’s most easterly point.
On the day we visited this time, the weather was extremely hot; from the lighthouse, you may walk around the headland, which two members of our party did, but the rest of us chose to relax in the café whilst waiting for them to return, very red-faced and overheated!
The lighthouse was first opened in December 1901 and it is Australia’s most powerful lighthouse. 85 years later it was fully automated and no more lighthouse keepers were needed as from October 1989. A fascinating exhibition inside the lighthouse tells its history with many human interest details about the lifestyle of the lighthouse keepers’ families.
If you are travelling along the New South Wales coast this is a must-see destination.
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