Sandy Cape Lighthouse, Fraser Island

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Sandy Cape Light is a heritage-listed active lighthouse located on Sandy Cape, the most northern point on Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia. It stands about southwest of the northeastern tip of the island. It is the tallest lighthouse in Queensland. Built in 1870, it is the second major lighthouse to be built in Queensland after its formation in 1859. It is one of the first lighthouses in Australia to be constructed using bolted prefabricated segments of cast iron, and one of only two such lighthouses in Queensland, the other being its sibling, Bustard Head Light.
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  • If you’ve made the effort to come to fraser surely you have to go to sandy cape. Great drive up from orchid beach, can be a bit tricky when traversing the inland bypass to get around the rocks, very s...  more »
  • For us this was a once in a lifetime hike to the top. We wont do it again as it was a very long walk with our young children, but none the less, once at the top the view was incredible. If you are fit...  more »
  • Fantastic views from the top make it worthwhile, it’s not a really hard climb but it is steep and a bit challenging in places. Bring water, a snack and your camera as the views are stellar and it is s...  more »
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