Macquarie Lighthouse

Sydney, New South Wales - 1883 (1818**)

Photo of the Macquarie Lighthouse.

History of the Macquarie Lighthouse

From what I have been reading, this appears to be Australia's first lighthouse. There has been a marker at this point since 1791 and a lighthouse as early as 1818. The lighthouse that was built in 1818 began to deteriorate and had to be replaced. By 1883, the new lighthouse was finished which is the one that stands today.

Directions: The lighthouse sits at the intersection of Old South Head and Macquarie Road near Lighthouse Reserve Park.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 79.00'
Focal Plane: 344'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: -33.85400 N
*Longitude: 151.28500 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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