Clarence River Lighthouse, Yamba

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Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
Clarence River Light, also known as Yamba Light or Clarence Head Light, is an active lighthouse located on Pilot Hill, a hill in Wooli Park, Yamba, New South Wales, Australia, south of the entrance of Clarence River. The current lighthouse was built in 1955, replacing a previous lighthouse built in 1880. It serves as the rear range light for two different ranges.
Old lighthouseThe first light on Pilot Hill was most probably a platform with a kerosene lamp, located on the eastern part of the hill. The first actual structure was a small wooden hut built in 1866 with a large kerosene lamp placed on a bench. It was located where the 1880 lighthouse was later built, at. The mast from this lighthouse is on display at the Story House Museum in Yamba.
In 1878 tenders were called for a permanent lighthouse, one of five lighthouses of similar design designed by James Barnet in 1878-80, the other four being Fingal Head Light, Crowdy Head Light, Tacking Point Lighthouse and Richmond River Light. It was built by W. Kinnear at a cost of £1,097, and construction was completed in 1880.
Like the other four lighthouses, it was a rather short tower, about high, with a roofed porch connecting it to a rectangular annexe. It was visible for. A keeper's cottage was also constructed near-by.
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  • The lighthouse has some of the best views in Yamba. Plenty of parking, such a serene place to be. A short walk to the Pacific Hotel should you need refreshments.  more »
  • The impressive lighthouse has a huge area of grassland surrounding it making it a great spot for a picnic. The lighthouse stands on top of the big hill near the entrance to the Clarence River and...  more »
  • Spent the morning walking around the park and the Yamba Lighthouse. Then walked across the road to see the Lighthouse replica and the two pilot cottages that are absolutely gorgeous and available to rent for holidays. And they're pet friendly too!
  • Fantastic views and great place for a picnic

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