Shining brightly on a clear night, Byron Bay lighthouse is Australia’s most easterly point.
Image Credit: Photo by ABC Open contributor Ryan Fowler Photography.
It is located 772 kilometres (480 miles) north of Sydney and 165 kilometres (103 miles) south of Brisbane.
Cape Byron, a headland adjacent to the town, is the easternmost point of mainland Australia.
At the 2011 census, the town had a permanent population of 4,959.
The local Arakwal Aboriginal people’s name for the area is Cavvanbah, meaning “meeting place”.