Point Cartwright, Mooloolaba

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Point Cartwright Light is an active lighthouse located on Point Cartwright, a point near the mouth of the Mooloolah River, in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. It marks the entrance to the North West Channel, a deep water channel into Moreton Bay and the Port of Brisbane, and provides guidance into the Mooloolaba Harbour.HistoryOld Caloundra Light, construction in 1896, was the first to serve the purpose of marking the entrance to the North West Channel. Changes in the shipping industry in the 1960s necessitated the construction of a modern signal and radar station, and thus New Caloundra Light was erected in 1967. However, New Caloundra Light was to have a short lifespan as a coastal light. By 1978 the buildings in Caloundra had grown in height, obscuring it from some angles.Point Cartwright Light was built in 1978. It was the sixth of a group of seven concrete towers erected by the Commonwealth between 1964 and 1979, by order of construction, Cape Capricorn Light, New Caloundra Light, Point Danger Light, New Burnett Heads Light, Fitzroy Island Light, itself and Archer Point Light. The light was automatic from its construction and was never manned.
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  • August 2, 2017
    Zhebianpw Hill, view view is great, but parking spaces is not enough, about 2 side sandy beach proper Surfing, trail or maybe more than jogging. MTV alert on a walk after breakfast in the nearby future views view
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  • July 30, 2017
    We walked out to the point then through the parkland walkway up to the top of Point Cartwright to Lighthouse. Quite a steep climb for us oldies but the view south along coast was amazing and worth it!  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Nice flat walking area with a hill climb if you wish. From the point can see back to the beach and up the coast. From the top you can spot whales when in season with extensive ocean views  more »

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