AUSTRALIA’S MUST SEE LIGHTHOUSES

Kim Akrigg

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Hometown: Vancouver, Canada

Current Residence: Byron Bay, Australia

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Must See Lighthouses

When you’re travelling, lighthouses are a great way to get a view from above. From the famous Byron Bay lighthouse, to maybe some you haven’t even heard of, these are some of our favourite iconic Australian lighthouses.

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Byron Bay’s Lighthouse is perched on Australia’s easternmost point. A stay in Byron isn’t complete with being up here to be the first to greet the sun when it’s rising. It’s also a prime spot to watch whales migrating up and down the coast(June-September). It’s light flashes every 15 seconds at night and is the brightest in Australia.

Must see Lighthouses

Wilson Promontory Lighthouse

This lighthouse is known for it’s remoteness, placed upon the southernmost occupied place of mainland Australia. It overlooks the Bass Straight, with almost 360 degree views. To visit it requires a 19 km walk from the nearest town

Sugarloaf Point Light

An active lighthouse located on Sugarloaf point, close to Seal Rocks NSW. Accommodation is available at 3 keeper’s cottages behind for a unique holiday option. It’s one of only two lighthouses in Australia with an external staircase.

Cape Otway Lightstation

A popular stop on the famous Great Ocean Road, this is Australia’s oldest surviving lighthouse on the mainland. It’s located only 14 km from the Great Ocean Road. The lighthouse was the longest continuing operating light on the Australian Mainland until 1994 when it was decommissioned.

Macquarie Lighthouse

This is Australia’s oldest lighthouse, first built in 1818 and a more solid replica build in 1883. It’s located outside the Sydney Harbour. Nearby Watsons Bay was named after it’s first lighthouse keeper, Robert Watson.

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