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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 Klarna Trips Port Macquarie online trip itinerary builder.
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The lighthouse is only 8km from the centre of Port Macquarie. It is well worth the drive as it has sprawling views of the coastline both north and south. There is also what remains of the...
The lighthouse is only 8km from the centre of Port Macquarie. It is well worth the drive as it has sprawling views of the coastline both north and south. There is also what remains of the... more »
Great views, cute lighthouse. Views are spectacular, well worth the drive to see coastline. Limited parking on a busy day great whale watching spot!
Great views, cute lighthouse. Views are spectacular, well worth the drive to see coastline. Limited parking on a busy day great whale watching spot! more »
Beautiful spot to see some of the great areas of Port Macquarie. A lot of history is captured in this area. Great spot to just chill and relax in the fresh air.
Beautiful spot to see some of the great areas of Port Macquarie. A lot of history is captured in this area. Great spot to just chill and relax in the fresh air. more »
Great spot for overnight parking/camping on car, waking up to see the sunrise straightaway. Nice view for hiking/exercises. Saw lots of people surfing near the beach. Nice Milky Way viewing at night, no light pollution. Good view and landscape for both scenic and portrait photography shots. Lots of birds flying around for spotting.
Absolutely amazing place. I love the 360 degree view of beach and the ocean. The gradiant of blue colour of sky and water looks beautiful. It was humid hot day but the wind makes me so fresh. The nearby beach are great for swimming. Limited car parks.. better find nearby off road parking.
We went here to see Whales🐋 and we were not disappointed. I have never seen some many Whales breaching and blowing. Great bench seats available to just sit and watch the view we sat there for a couple of hours just enjoying the Whales. I just wish I could click my camera fast enough to catch the Whales breaching.
Amazing views. We were lucky to get beautiful weather and no winds. Enjoyed our time and a little picnic at this place. Luckily there wasn't a crowd when we visited and easily for a parking space. Must visit for enjoying scenic beauty.
The lighthouse is beautifully kept, startling white and on a magnificent sight with views for miles. It was well worth the walk up there and they now have seats and a great lookout platform hanging over the cliff (I wasn't crazy enough to lean over but my friends did.)
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