Point Danger Lighthouse

Point Danger is home to the Captain Cook Memorial Lighthouse. Opened on 16 April 1971, it is one of seven concrete towers built for the bicentenary of James Cook’s first voyage. It marks the border between Queensland and New South Wales.

It lays claim to being the first in the world to experiment with laser technology (1971). The experiment was unsuccessful and it returned to the more conventional lenses (1975?).

91.7 Gold Coast ABC has a podcast talk about the lighthouse

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Title Address Description
Cleveland Point
238 Shore St N, Cleveland QLD 4163, Australia

Cleveland Point

Point Danger
3 Tweed Terrace, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia

Point Danger

Fingal Head
1B Lighthouse Parade, Fingal Head NSW 2487, Australia

Fingal Head

Keepers

This light was never manned.

Technical Details

First Exhibited1971
CurrentTower1971
Architect
StatusActive
LocationLatitude: 28°10' S
Longitude: 153°33' E
Original Optic
Current Optic
Automated
Demanned
Construction
Height20 m
Elevation
Range10 NM
Character
Intensity
Light Source
Power Source
OperatorNSW Roads and Maritime Services
Custodian
Notes

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

Access

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

Tours

No tours are available.

Accommodation

No lighthouse accommodation is available