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Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Constructed in 1879, Tacking Point Lighthouse is the third oldest lighthouse in Australia. Built along a rocky coast that saw 20 shipwrecks between 1800 and 1879, the lighthouse was a necessity that stands as a monument to the ingenious colonial architect James Barnet. It is still in operation, managed by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, whose work protects ships from the treacherous coastline. A 9 km (5.6 mi) coastal walk begins at the lighthouse. Bring your camera to snap a stunning shot of the tiny, white building whose light has saved the lives of many. Continue your tour with a walk along the coast, where you'll see surfers riding the waves and whales coming up for a breather. To visit Tacking Point Lighthouse on your trip to Port Macquarie, use our Port Macquarie vacation generator.
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  • Amazing views, we were lucky enough to see whales. A must see for anyone visiting the area. Just beautiful 
  • Tacking Point Lighthouse is just on the outskirts of Port Macquarie. The ocean views from here are fantastic. There is a very large carpark. While at the Lookout we saw a whale frolicking around. This...  read more »
  • There is some limited parking just next to the lighthouse, which is great if you have little ones. The views, of course, are spectacular. There is also a lovely beach accessed by a wooden stairway dow...  read more »
  • Great coastal walk..Portions are slightly graded otherwise pretty gentle.we walked from tacking lighthouse towards town beach and was beautiful and stopped to also watch some whales during the 2nd week of june
  • Lovely place. Worth the visit esp on clear days. Parking is an issue... Only space for 7 cars at the top. Park at the bottom and walk if needed.
  • Awesome place to visit on your holiday, Really recommended. Nice views.
  • Outstanding views. A must to visit on every trip to Port Macquarie. Particularly during whale watching season.
  • Awesome place to visit! Great view
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