Burnett Heads Lighthouse – New

The new Burnett Heads lighthouse was built to replace a wooden 1873 tower whose base can still seen nearby.

History

The new Burnett Heads lighthouse was built to replace a wooden 1873 tower whose base can still seen nearby.

The lighthouse is now one of two Australian Cospas Sarsat satellite ground receiver stations. The other one is at Cave Point, near Albany in Western Australia.

 

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Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island
Gladstone, QLD, Australia

Lady Elliot Island

Direction

Bustard Head

Bustard Head

Bustard Head
Unnamed Road, Eurimbula QLD 4677, Australia

Bustard Head

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Burnett Heads - New

Burnett Heads – New

Burnett Heads - New
6 Lighthouse St, Burnett Heads QLD 4670, Australia

Burnett Heads – New

Direction

Burnett Heads - Old

Burnett Heads – Old

Burnett Heads - Old
19 Zunker St, Burnett Heads QLD 4670, Australia

Burnett Heads – Old

Direction

Sandy Cape

Sandy Cape

Sandy Cape
Fraser Island QLD 4581, Australia

Sandy Cape

Direction

Technical Details

First Exhibited
Permanent Tower
CurrentTower
Architect
Status
Location
Original Optic
Current Optic
Automated
Demanned
Construction
Height
Elevation
Range
Character
Intensity
Light Source
Power Source
Operator
Custodian
Notes

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

Access

The lighthouse grounds are open all year round. The tower is not open to the public.

Tours

No tours are available.

Associated Lighthouse

Burnett Heads (Old)  Internal Link

Sources

  • Burnett Heads Lighthouse – Brad Cook   External link
  • Welcome to Burnett Heads – ilovebundaberg.com   External link
  • Burnett Heads Old and new Lighthouses – Queensland Places  External link
  • Burnett Heads Lighthouse – Annette Flotwell
  • Burnett Heads Lighthouse – Winsome Bonham
  • The new Burnett Heads Lighthouse – Marguerite Stephen
  • Alan Lawley for History
  • AMSA for technical information