Point Cartwright, Mooloolaba

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Point Cartwright Light is an active lighthouse located on Point Cartwright, a point near the mouth of the Mooloolah River, in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. It marks the entrance to the North West Channel, a deep water channel into Moreton Bay and the Port of Brisbane, and provides guidance into the Mooloolaba Harbour.HistoryOld Caloundra Light, construction in 1896, was the first to serve the purpose of marking the entrance to the North West Channel. Changes in the shipping industry in the 1960s necessitated the construction of a modern signal and radar station, and thus New Caloundra Light was erected in 1967. However, New Caloundra Light was to have a short lifespan as a coastal light. By 1978 the buildings in Caloundra had grown in height, obscuring it from some angles.Point Cartwright Light was built in 1978. It was the sixth of a group of seven concrete towers erected by the Commonwealth between 1964 and 1979, by order of construction, Cape Capricorn Light, New Caloundra Light, Point Danger Light, New Burnett Heads Light, Fitzroy Island Light, itself and Archer Point Light. The light was automatic from its construction and was never manned.
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  • Stop the car in the parking lot before the lighthouse and enjoy the breathtaking view on the left, then go to the deck on the right side and enjoy the sea and the beach that extends to your disposal, then go towards the lighthouse and go through a Grove until you arrive near the headlight. That's where the guys jump paragliding, following towards the lighthouse has another beautiful view, if you keep walking you have a descent that leads to a beautiful beaches and next to get the channel where they enter the boats has more things not to be missed.
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  • Just caught in the morning...freshest sea food ever. Inexpensive fish and chips for the family...great to sit outside opposite the Ocean to eat.  more »
  • Snorkeling, safe swimming spots at the west side of light house. surfing beach access to the east side of point cartwright. One of many great spot in sunny coast.  more »

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One of Queensland's most popular tourism hotspots, Mooloolaba features a vast selection of accommodations. Almost all the places to stay are just minutes away from the beaches, and they range from resorts with amenities such as spa centers and tennis courts, to cozy, laidback hostels. Rental apartments are also widely available and they come in all price and luxury categories. Despite the abundance of accommodations, if you plan to visit Mooloolaba at high season it's best to make a reservation ahead of time, because lodging capacities can fill up in no time.
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