Trip Planner: South Pacific / Australia / New South Wales / Port Macquarie / Tacking Point Lighthouse
Constructed in 1879, Tacking Point Lighthouse is the third oldest lighthouse in Australia. Built along a rocky coast that saw 20 shipwrecks between 1800 and 1879, the lighthouse was a necessity that stands as a monument to the ingenious colonial architect James Barnet. It is still in operation, managed by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, whose work protects ships from the treacherous coastline. A 9 km (5.6 mi) coastal walk begins at the lighthouse. Bring your camera to snap a stunning shot of the tiny, white building whose light has saved the lives of many. Continue your tour with a walk along the coast, where you'll see surfers riding the waves and whales coming up for a breather. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Tacking Point Lighthouse and many more Port Macquarie attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Port Macquarie online trip itinerary builder .
Tacking Point Lighthouse Reviews
You can’t really rate it lower. It’s an outdoor activity with ocean/beach views. There is some parking there or you can park near Surf Club and walk up. It’s tidy, there’s seating and the view, what..... more »
Nice to visit. Limited parking lots of stairs if you don’t park close but there is some close parking. more »
This place is just beautiful... the views go on forever, the wind whips through your hair and the sun warms your skin. I imagine this place would be beautiful any time of year, winter or summer!!
A cool place! If you’re lucky like us.. you might see some dolphins too!
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