from here to Chile is nothing but ocean
the sun sets at low tide
diving at Julian Rocks is disappointing because of the murky water, but we meet a big wrasse
the little Wategos track will bring you to the real most easterly point of Australia
a nice view of the rocky end of Cape Byron. The goat is not impressed
on our way to the lighthouse at Cape Byron
Byron Bay and Julian Rocks
Cape Byron is Australia's most easterly point. It is close to Byron Bay
, a popular beachside town in New South Wales.
have been living here for the last 20.000 years and refer to it as Cavvanbah, meaning meeting place.
In 1770 Lieutenant James
Cook anchored at the cape and named the rock after captain Foulweather Jack Byron
who circumnavigated the world a few
European settlers took the lands in the 19th century. When the railway came in 1894, Cavvanbah became Byron
A lighthouse was erected at Cape Byron in 1901 and later that century massive meat processing, including whales, created
a very special smell.
Nowadays Byron Bay draws many surfers and bathers to the long stretched sandy beaches, with Tallow Beach
The Julian Rocks
are just a few km out and very popular with divers.
We visited in July 1999. Diving at
Julian Rocks was a disappointment as the water was very murky, but I did spot some local wobbegongs
from the Cape Byron Lookout Point there's a nice view over Tallow Beach all the way to Broken Head
you can take a stroll on Byron Beach with Cape Byron in the background
goats have no fear of heights and go here the food is
but we take the track back to the parking lot behind the lighthouse
a Wobbegong rests on the sandy bottom, better stay at a safe distance
after the dive we resurface with a nice view of Cape Byron