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Point Cartwright Light is an active lighthouse located on Point Cartwright, a point near the mouth of the Mooloolah River, in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. It marks the entrance to the North West Channel, a deep water channel into Moreton Bay and the Port of Brisbane, and provides guidance into the Mooloolaba Harbour.Arrange to visit Point Cartwright and other attractions in Mooloolaba using our Mooloolaba trip itinerary app.
Old Caloundra Light, construction in 1896, was the first to serve the purpose of marking the entrance to the North West Channel. Changes in the shipping industry in the 1960s necessitated the construction of a modern signal and radar station, and thus New Caloundra Light was erected in 1967. However, New Caloundra Light was to have a short lifespan as a coastal light. By 1978 the buildings in Caloundra had grown in height, obscuring it from some angles.
Point Cartwright Light was built in 1978. It was the sixth of a group of seven concrete towers erected by the Commonwealth between 1964 and 1979, by order of construction, Cape Capricorn Light, New Caloundra Light, Point Danger Light, New Burnett Heads Light, Fitzroy Island Light, itself and Archer Point Light. The light was automatic from its construction and was never manned.
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We drove to the lookout and lighthouse... it’s beautiful... you get a great view of Mooloolaba and the Coast... then we found some steps that took you right down to the beach... it’s unpatrolled but..... more »
This is easily a place you could spend hours at either by yourself, with friends, or with the family. I highly recommend parking farther away from the lighthouse and taking the coastal walk up there..... more »
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