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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  • This offers it all: pacific o ode side, calmer harbour waters on the other. And in between the best surfing and a beautiful partk  more »
  • Would highly recommend go walking and exploring point Cartwright. Gorgeous views, easy to follow walking tracks suitable for all ages.  more »
  • What a great place to take your dog for a walk or with friends. A great view towards mooloolaba and the beaches. Lots of barbeques and picnic spots.  more »

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