Cape Moreton Lighthouse, Moreton Island

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Cape Moreton Light, also listed as North Point Range Rear Light, is an heritage-listed active lighthouse located on Cape Moreton, a rocky headland located at the north eastern tip of Moreton Island, a large sand island on the eastern side of Moreton Bay, on the coast of South East Queensland, Australia. It marks the northern entrance to Moreton Bay and Brisbane and also serves as the rear light for the North Point Range. With its two distinctive red bands, it also serves as a daymark. It is the oldest lighthouse in Queensland, and the only one to be built by the New South Wales Government before the separation of Queensland, which took place in 1859. It is also the only lighthouse in Queensland to be built of stone.The lighthouse was established following an increase in traffic through the northern entrance to Moreton Bay in the 1840s. It was designed by Edmund Blacket in 1854 and established in 1857. Over the years the light source went through several changes, from oil wick, to kerosene, to acetylene gas, to electricity, and finally to solar power. The structures also went through various modifications, the major one being an increase in the lighthouse height and rebuilding of several structures, in 1928–1930.
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  • July 24, 2017
    We went on a bus safari to see the whales from here. The history in the hut is very in teretsting and the view is exceptional 360 to the m ainland and out to sea and the reef in the north. We saw whal...  more »
  • February 16, 2017
    a great place you can see so far,we have seen from the top the turtles down in the clear water you wanna relax?go there  more »
  • September 25, 2016
    On a clear day you can see turtles, dolphins and whales from the lighthouse. Its got history, views and is a prefect little visit on your way around the island. Nice stop for a drink or a zooper doope...  more »
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  • Lovely spot. Been there twice now and luckily both very good days weather wise.
  • Absolutely stunning vantage point. A tranquil place to sit and just absorb the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you.
  • Don't forget to check out the old lightkeeper's house, which is now a little museum for things about Moreton Island.
  • Absolutely stunning views loved it
  • Fantastic View and great 4 wheel drive day out....

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