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Lighthouses of New South Wales

  • April 2, 2014
  • By 50 Shades
  • 8 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I love a lighthouse, particularly the lighthouses of New South Wales. There is something alluring and enticing about them. It may be because:

a) They are strategically located to alert ships of danger, or

b) They are situated up high on a bluff or on a hilltop with the most scenic views.

Since we have been travelling down the coastline of New South Wales from Queensland I have photographed many of these magnificent structures and here they are:

Richmond River Lighthouse

Richmond River Lighthouse, Ballina

Richmond River Lighthouse, Ballina

Year of construction:Built in 1879

Construction material: Masonry construction

Height: 7.6 metres high

Location: Ballina, NSW

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Year of construction: Built in 1901

Construction material: concrete blocks

Height: stands at 22.6 metres high

Location: Byron Bay – the most easterly lighthouse in Australia

Crowdy Head Lighthouse

Crowdy Head Lighthouse

Crowdy Head Lighthouse

Year of construction: Built in 1878

Construction material: stone construction

Height: 7.3 metres high

Location: Crowdy Head, NSW

Fingal Head Lighthouse

Fingal Head Lighthouse

Fingal Head Lighthouse

Year of construction: Built in 1872

Construction material: masonry construction

Height: Only stands at 7 metres high

Location: Fingal Head, NSW

Fingal Island Lighthouse

Fingal Island Lighthouse

Fingal Island Lighthouse, Port Stephens, NSW

Year of construction: 1862

Construction material: Sandstone blocks

Height: 21 metres high

Location: Fingal Island, Port Stephens, NSW

Green Cape Lighthouse

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Green Cape Lighthouse south of Eden.

Year of construction: Built in 1883

Construction material: cast concrete construction

Height: Stands at an impressive 29 metres tall

Location: Green Cape, Eden, NSW

Kiama Lighthouse

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Kiama Lighthouse

Year of construction: Built in 1887

Construction material: Rendered brick

Height:15.5 metres high

Location: Kiama, NSW

Montague Island Lighthouse

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Monatgue Island Lighthouse

Year of construction: Built in 1881

Construction material: granite taken from the island

Height: 21 metres high

Location: Montague Island, Narooma, NSW

Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse

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Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, Seal Rocks

Year of construction: Built in 1875

Construction material: Rendered brick

Height: 15 metres high

Location: Seal Rocks, NSW

Tacking Point Lighthouse

Hacking Point Lighthouse

Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie

Year of construction: Built in 1879 the third oldest lighthouse in Australia

Construction material: rendered brick

Height: Stands at a measly 7.3 metres

Location: Port Macquarie, NSW

Smoky Cape Lighthouse

Smoky Cape Lighthouse

Smoky Cape Lighthouse, South West Rocks

Year of Construction: 1891

Construction material: Concrete construction

Height: 17.4 metres high

Location: Smoky Cape south of South West Rocks, NSW

Warden Head Lighthouse

Ulladulla Lighthouse

Warden Head Lighthouse, Ulladulla

Year of Construction: Built in 1873

Construction material: Wrought iron construction

Height:12 metres high

Location: Ulladulla, NSW

Clarence Head Lighthouse

Clarence Head Lighthouse

Clarence Head Lighthouse on Pilot Hill

Year of construction: Built in 1880

Construction material: Concrete construction

Height: Standing at 17 metres tall

Location: Yamba, NSW

 

 

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By 50 Shades, April 2, 2014 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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50 Shades

Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.

8 Comments
  • Johanna
    April 2, 2014

    Wow, what a great pictorial of lighthouses. Aren’t they majestic! I love the Cape Byron one, and have visited :) Just wait till you see our two gorgeous lighthouses in the Cape here – Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste!

    • Kathy
      April 2, 2014

      Lighthouse are very majestic. I have seen the lighthouse at Cape Naturaliste a few years ago but never photographed it. I’m sure I will get that opportunity in the next month!

  • Pinky Poinker
    April 2, 2014

    I too love lighthouses. I have that famous picture of the lighthouse in the middle of a raging sea and a helicopter checking on the guy standing on the outside. My sister told me it was bad Feng Shui but I looked it up and it’s not!

    • Kathy
      April 3, 2014

      Ha ha, I don’t think I’ve seen that picture. Just ask my hubbie, he thinks I’m obsessed with lighthouses!

  • middleagedmama1
    April 2, 2014

    Yes, I am a sucker for a lighthouse too. The one that stands out in my mind is Cape Leeuwen in south west WA – I remember getting photos of the kids pretending to “hold” it on their hands!

    • Kathy
      April 3, 2014

      We will have to give that a try Janet. We should be in WA in two weeks time. A new State with new lighthouse possibilities!

  • Bonny
    April 2, 2014

    Green Cape looks quite majestic and the Fingal one very spooky and atmospheric in your photo. I wasn’t aware of how many lighthouses I’d seen in NSW til I read this post, which is a great summary, btw. I think my favourite one I’ve seen so far is Seal Rocks, but I haven’t been further north than that yet! One not mentioned here that I think is worth a visit is the ruined lighthouse in the Booderee NP. The location is suitably wild and windswept on the edge of a cliff, but turns out they built it in the wrong place! I agree with middleagedmama and Johanna that Cape Leeuwin in WA is especially dramatic.

    • Kathy
      April 3, 2014

      Thanks Bonny, I will have to Google the one at Booderee NP. I am looking forward to visiting the West and checking out the lighthouses there. Maybe another blog coming!

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