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Sandy Cape Lighthouse, Fraser Island

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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...  read more »
  • OMG what a climb on a hot day. But once at the top the view is amazing. Take the time to read the signs and the history of the lighthouse as it is very interesting. 
  • Takes a while to get up here especially from Eurong or Happy Valley for example but the drive is nice. Make sure you go around low tide as there are a few sticks poking out making it tricky to get aro...  read more »