The New Caloundra Lighthouse

The new Caloundra Lighthouse was short-lived in comparison to its predecessor, due to its light being obscured by the growth of high rise buildings in Caloundra.

The First Caloundra Lighthouse was established in 1896 and was the typical Queensland tower; a timber frame with metal cladding.

In 1967 a new lighthouse, signal tower and radar station was erected for the Caloundra Harbour was erected next to the old lighthouse on Canberra Terrace.

The old light was discontinued in 1968 and later shifted to Golden Beach.

Red (note photograph left) and green sectors were incorporated in the light.
The new light has quickly become ineffective with the increase in height of buildings in Caloundra.

In 1978 a new coastal light was constructed at Point Cartwright, 14 kilometres to the north.

To allow further development to proceed, the Harbour light was relocated in 1992 to an unobscured position on top of the “Seapoint” units at Wickham Point, with the original remaining on standby.

 

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Point Cartwright

Point Cartwright

Point Cartwright
Eliza Towers, 1 Pacific Blvd, Buddina QLD 4575, Australia

Point Cartwright

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Caloundra Lighthouses

Caloundra Lighthouses

Caloundra Lighthouses
8/10 Canberra Terrace, Kings Beach QLD 4551, Australia

Caloundra Lighthouses

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Cape Moreton

Cape Moreton

Cape Moreton
Cape Moreton Lighthouse, Moreton Island QLD 4025, Australia

Cape Moreton

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Keepers

The light would have been automatic, but the lighthouse still served as a signal station therefore employing signalmen.

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.

Site Access

The lighthouse grounds are open all year round.

Tours

Tours are available – see the link below to the Friends of Caloundra Lighthouses.

Friends Group

The Friends of Caloundra Lighthouses External link

Associated Lighthouse

Caloundra Lighthouse (Old) Internal Link

Sources