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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Tacking Point Lighthouse and many more Port Macquarie attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Port Macquarie online trip itinerary builder.
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Such a beautiful lighthouse! The view around it is also incredible. You can either walk up from town [would take a few hours] or drive there. There's parking next to it, but a few stairs are up to...
Such a beautiful lighthouse! The view around it is also incredible. You can either walk up from town [would take a few hours] or drive there. There's parking next to it, but a few stairs are up to... more »
This is a must-see if you are visiting Port Macquarie. If you are lucky, you might see a pod of whales swimming. Make sure you bring a jacket, it is very windy.
This is a must-see if you are visiting Port Macquarie. If you are lucky, you might see a pod of whales swimming. Make sure you bring a jacket, it is very windy. more »
This place is just beautiful... the views go on forever, the wind whips through your hair and the sun warms your skin. I imagine this place would be beautiful any time of year, winter or summer!!
A cool place! If you’re lucky like us.. you might see some dolphins too!
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