Wollongong Head Lighthouse, Wollongong

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The Wollongong Head Lighthouse, also known as Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse or Flagstaff Point Light, is an active lighthouse located adjacent to the heritage-listed Wollongong Harbour precinct in Wollongong, a coastal city south of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It overlooks the Tasman Sea from the top of Flagstaff Point, directly east of the city centre. Wollongong is the only place in the east of Australia to have two lighthouses located in close proximity of each other, the other being Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouse.
Wollongong Harbour is home to private vessels and the local fishing fleet in its inner Belmore Basin. South of the city is Port Kembla, a major steelmaking, minerals, grain and vehicle handling harbour. A further hazard to shipping is an island group known collectively as The Five Islands lying a short distance off the coast.
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  • This lighthouse is also known as Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse as that is where it is located. This lighthouse assists shipping into into the industrial Port Kembla and is still active. Construction.....  more »
  • Great historic sight, nice view. Hold onto your hat, it’s pretty windy on the headland. Plenty of parking available.  more »
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  • This is a lovely place for a family picnic or a day trip. Great views out to the ocean and over Wollongong Harbour and nearby beaches. Cafes and restaurants within a walking distance. Scenery from the Lighthouse is beautiful and is situated on a grassed area at the top of the hills, although access into the lighthouse is not allowed it is worth a visit just for the stunning views over the lovely sandy beach and the harbour. Adjacent to the lighthouse there are three cannons that are popular to sit on while having your photo taken. The little lighthouse is also a good walk and is just around the corner.
  • The view is beautiful. However, there are few constructions that might be a bother. There are plenty parking space and seating area to enjoy the view or to have a picnic
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