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Point Perpendicular Light is a lighthouse located on Point Perpendicular, a point at the southern tip of the Beecroft Peninsula, in New South Wales, Australia. It marks and the northern entrance to Jervis Bay. The historic lighthouse was active from 1889 to 1993 and is still present, though its future is unclear. It is believed to be the first lighthouse in New South Wales which was built of precast concrete blocks. The light was replaced in 1993 with a skeletal tower which is active.Arrange to visit Point Perpendicular Lightstation and other attractions in Currarong using our Currarong trip site .
Point Perpendicular Lighthouse was built to replace Cape St George Lighthouse which was inadequately located on the southern entrance to Jervis Bay, a fact which was apparent since its construction in 1860. Suggested places for replacing the light were on Bowen Island or Crocodile Head. Point Perpendicular was chosen in September 1883 by Colonial Architect James Barnet and Captain Francis Hixson of the Marine Board.
The plans for the lighthouse were signed on 18 March 1897. The lighthouse was designed by James Barnet's successor, Charles Assinder Harding, who also later designed Cape Byron Light and Norah Head Light, in a style similar to Barnet's.
Point Perpendicular Lightstation Reviews
Pretty cool old light house in the most possible windiest spot in Australia , The old homestead would be cool to look in but I’m unsure wether this happens, perhaps they should. The dirt road was smoo... more »
Beware there is dirt road that takes you to the Lighthouse. The view is spectacular. If you are lucky you might see whales. Don't miss out on stopping at honeymoon bay just beautiful. more »
A beautiful light house and a great panoramic view. Keep an eye on the ocean for whales. Note that the road leading into the area is not tarred, but is in pretty good shape. Expect to spend no more that 30 - 60 minutes there. Be sure to visit Honeymoon bay while you are in the area.
If you come to the lighthouse drop in at Mermaid Bay on the way out. Can camp Fri/Sat night's but need to book. Beautiful little bay. Can swim there and kangaroos about
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