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Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse

Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4156 4444
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Very nice location!

This lighthouse is located right new to a beautiful coral beach, it's a nice spot to watch the sun... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Luke H
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Great spot for sunset and snorkelling

The historic lighthouse on Lady Elliott Island is one of the 3 snorkelling areas on the island... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Mike H
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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The lighthouse on Lady Elliot Island was built in 1873. Standing at approximately 17 metres, the white and red lighthouse was pre-fabricated in England and shipped to the island in pieces. It was the first lighthouse in Australia with a timber frame and weatherproof cast iron external cladding. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1995 when it became too short for the surrounding vegetation and a new solar powered, fully automated tower was built. The original lighthouse was placed on the Commonwealth Heritage List in 2004. The Lady Elliot Island Lightstation Heritage Management Plan was developed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) in March 2012 to protect, conserve and manage the Commonwealth Heritage values of the Lady Elliot Island lighthouse. Unfortunately, the lighthouse is not open to the public but is often the focus of history and photography buffs. There is a little museum in the adjacent building containing historical information and memorabilia.
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Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This lighthouse is located right new to a beautiful coral beach, it's a nice spot to watch the sun go down. And right next to it is the ocean where you can go snorkelling!

Thank Luke H
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The historic lighthouse on Lady Elliott Island is one of the 3 snorkelling areas on the island. It's also the best spot to watch the sun go down. The lighthouse itself has been replaced by a girder tower but it lends a historical note to...More

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

straight out from here there is a bommie marked by a buoy. near there is a cleaning station that manta rays come to. on the bommie there is plenty of fish and other rays. really easy to see the marine life as the water is...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Interesting history of this lighthouse. Great photos of previous lighthouse keepers and well preserved equipment and actual lighthouse.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

A lovely lighthouse with beautiful sunsets over the water. Drinks and platters are available for ordering. Made for great photos.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

How they got this lighthouse there, the lighthouse keepers, and what happened to the island. The Island history tour is a must.

Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Relaxing way to enjoy the days end by sitting on the beach at the light house and watching the magnificent Sunset.

Thank AndrewH161
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Nice to learn the history of the lighthouse and island. Also a beautiful setting to enjoy sundowners

Thank wwglobetrotr
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Manufactured back in the 1800's in Britain out of steel plate and shipped out like self assembly furniture. Still totally rust free. Gets lots of paint!

Thank Roy J
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Well maintained but now only an attraction as the trees have outgrown the lighthouse and a new tower has been built for the light.

Thank Alex A
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