Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie

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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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  • A stunning spot...windy but worth bringing a blanket and having a picnic, even in winter. One of the most beautiful beaches on this planet. You can not go into the lighthouse, which is kind of a... 
    A stunning spot...windy but worth bringing a blanket and having a picnic, even in winter. One of the most beautiful beaches on this planet. You can not go into the lighthouse, which is kind of a...  more »
  • A great view that overlooks the beaches and ocean. Brilliant to go for sunrise or sunset, just be sure to bring clothes for windy weather! Tacking Point Lighthouse also has some history available to.....  more
    A great view that overlooks the beaches and ocean. Brilliant to go for sunrise or sunset, just be sure to bring clothes for windy weather! Tacking Point Lighthouse also has some history available to.....  more »
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  • We went here to see Whales🐋 and we were not disappointed. I have never seen some many Whales breaching and blowing. Great bench seats available to just sit and watch the view we sat there for a couple of hours just enjoying the Whales. I just wish I could click my camera fast enough to catch the Whales breaching.
  • Well it's a great vantage point isn't it. As far as sweeping ocean and beach views from a cliff-top goes, it doesn't get any better than this. Been here many, many times. I find it clears the head! Fabulous.

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