Cape Byron Lighthouse on Australia’s most easterly point in Northern NSW is one of the area’s most visited places for lots of reasons apart from the awesome views. Just in the hour I was there humpback whales swam past breaching and pectoral slapping, a couple of hang gliders soared above catching the thermals, a Hercules Airforce plane hugged the coastline so close you could almost touch it and tourists took in the awesome sights and fabulous sunny day. The Lighthouse Keeper’s house is now home to historical photos from last century. The lighthouse is still active operated by resident keepers until 1989 until it was automated and is Australia’s most powerful lighthouse. You can take a guided tour and find out about shipwrecks and other local stories or walk down the Cape Byron track to the beautiful Wategos Beach below.