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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  • Enjoy a walk from the beach along the break water to the Point Cartwright Lighthouse. Here you sit down and listen to the surf rolling in, gaze out across the ocean or watch the oats leaving or return...  more »
  • Cartwrights Restaurant is part of mooloolaba tafe college where students are taught to become chef's. At certain times of the year the restaurant is open to the public. You will need to confirm dates ...  more »
  • Great place for a walk and is a dog off lead at specific times and areas. The Dogs love it. At the right time of the year I have even seen whales off the headland. Also some popular surfing. There are...  more »

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