Burnett Heads Lighthouse – Old

The Old Burnett Heads Lighthouse has now been relocated to a park and restored in Burnett Heads

History

The lighthouse was constructed of timber in 1873.

It was a manned by a keeper from then till 1932 when it was converted to acetylene gas operation.

The lighthouse was been replaced by a modern structure in 1971 and has since been re-located one kilometre from its original site to the park in the main street of Burnett Heads where it has been restored.

The concrete base and steps can be still found at its original location next to the new tower.

 

Keepers

We need your help in compiling a list of keepers for this lighthouse. If you have any information then send it to keeper@lighthouses.org.au.

Please include this lighthouse’s name, the keepers full name and what years they were keepers. Also include the same information for any other lights they were on.

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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

Direction

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 (New)

Sources