Cape Baily Lighthouse

The light was required so north-bound shipping could hug the coast and avoid the strong southerly currents further out to sea.

History

First considered in 1931 the light was eventually established in 1950. It was never manned.

The light stands just south of the entrance to Botany Bay.

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Macquarie

Macquarie
Macquarie
Old South Head Rd, Vaucluse NSW 2030, Australia
Macquarie
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Cape Baily

Cape Baily
Cape Baily
Cape Baily Track, Kurnell NSW 2231, Australia
Cape Baily
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Henry Head

Henry Head
Henry Head
Henry Head Firetrail, La Perouse NSW 2036, Australia
Henry Head
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Flagstaff Point (Wollongong Head)

Flagstaff Point (Wollongong Head)
Flagstaff Point (Wollongong Head)
Wollongong Head Lighthouse, Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia
Flagstaff Point (Wollongong Head)
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Wollongong Harbour

Wollongong Harbour
Wollongong Harbour
Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia
Wollongong Harbour
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Technical Details

First Exhibited1950
StatusActive
LocationLat. 34°02.2' S Long. 151°13.3' E
OpticChance Bros 375mm fixed
Automated1950
ConstructionSquare concrete tower
Height9.1m
Elevation55m
Range17 NM
CharacterGrp Fl (3) 9 secs
Intensity7,000 cd
Light Source12 volt 35 watt halogen
Power SourceSolar
OperatorAMSA
CustodianAMSA
NotesSolar conversion 3/2/87

  NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.

Access

Access the lighthouse via the Cape Baily Coast Walk. It is a little over 5 km from Cape Solander in Botany Bay National Park.

Site Access

The tower is not open.

Tours

No

Accommodation

No

Museum

No

Images

  • Ian Clifford
  • Winsome Bonham
  • Roxford Bree