Cape Byron

The eastern most part of Australian mainland, Walgun plays an important role in many Dreaming stories, and was a special place for ceremony, learning and spiritual inspiration.

Due to its elevation and panoramic views, Walgun, which means ‘the Shoulder’ also played an important strategic role as a lookout point. A ‘dancing circle” is believed to have once been located on the crest of the headland, which was leveled in 1899 to make way for the construction of the Cape Byron lighthouse. This circle was used in initiation ceremonies for boys.

It is still a powerful place today and visited by many people who are attracted to this energy and the expansive views of Country and our important totems like Miwing, the sea eagle, who soars around Walgun; and Wajung, the dolphin, who swims in pods around Walgun and into the bay.