Point Cartwright, Mooloolaba

4.9
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Point Cartwright Light is an active lighthouse located on Point Cartwright, a point near the mouth of the Mooloolah River, in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. It marks the entrance to the North West Channel, a deep water channel into Moreton Bay and the Port of Brisbane, and provides guidance into the Mooloolaba Harbour.
Old Caloundra Light, construction in 1896, was the first to serve the purpose of marking the entrance to the North West Channel. Changes in the shipping industry in the 1960s necessitated the construction of a modern signal and radar station, and thus New Caloundra Light was erected in 1967. However, New Caloundra Light was to have a short lifespan as a coastal light. By 1978 the buildings in Caloundra had grown in height, obscuring it from some angles.
Point Cartwright Light was built in 1978. It was the sixth of a group of seven concrete towers erected by the Commonwealth between 1964 and 1979, by order of construction, Cape Capricorn Light, New Caloundra Light, Point Danger Light, New Burnett Heads Light, Fitzroy Island Light, itself and Archer Point Light. The light was automatic from its construction and was never manned.
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  • Unit 6/9 Pacific Boulevard Point “Cartwright” in Buddina. Gorgeous newly refurbed and fitted out top floor apartment with rooftop entertaining. Steps to the white sand of Point Cartwright and also to....  more »
  • Visited on Monday 13th July. I always enjoy coming here for a walk around the headland even on a chilly winters day.  more »
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