Point Danger, Gold Coast

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Point Danger Light, also known as the Captain Cook Memorial Light, is an active lighthouse located on Point Danger, a headland between Coolangatta, Queensland and Tweed Heads, New South Wales, marking the border between New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. It lays claim to be the first lighthouse in the world to experiment with laser as a light source.
Point Danger Light was the third of a group of seven concrete towers erected between 1964 and 1979 in Queensland, in order of erection Cape Capricorn Light, New Caloundra Light, itself, New Burnett Heads Light, Fitzroy Island Light, Point Cartwright Light and Archer Point Light. Constructed in 1971, it commemorates the bicentennial of Captain Cook's first voyage, and specifically the voyage along the east coast of Australia in 1770. It was first exhibited on 18 April 1971.
The original light source was an experimental laser based light, and the lighthouse may very well be the first in the world to experiment with this light source. However, the experiment failed, and the light source was replaced in 1975 by a regular electric lamp.
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  • Beautiful part of the coast. Amazing views North and South, Tweed River Mouth, modern Captain Cook lighthouse on the Qld/NSW boarder, Centuar Remembrance Walk, cafe, boardwalk with steps down to Snapp...  more »
  • Point Danger, so named by James Cook for its dangerous reefs, lies on the queensland-New South Wales border. Here you can watch numerous surfers from the elevated park and enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean.
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  • Was a little difficult finding a way up to the lookout. There were no signs warning about jellyfish my 6 year old nephew was stung and no active lifeguards or tower in sight. Not impressed by my experience. The only good thing was all the attractive backpackers and the view
  • Great place to visit with nice sea phenomena where the waves make a big foam and makes it looks super stunning. You can also walk down to the beach where you can get a good view of the foam. Other side of the beach is stunning too so totally a great place

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