Where is it? Cape Byron Lighthouse, Cape Byron Headland Reserve, NSW

The most easterly point on mainland Australia, the Cape Byron headland features a nostalgic white lighthouse built in 1901. Ninety-four metres above sea level, the lighthouse is the perfect spot to watch the sunrise, and attracts many tourists to do just that, especially on New Year’s Day. Because Byron’s full of alternative types, you’ll often see people silently sitting cross-legged to meditate on the new dawn, or doing yoga on the beach. You may even spot dolphins or whales enjoying the early morning light just offshore.

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