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Destination: Guilderton Lighthouse

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Life is about the journey - some roads are not always what they seem but you sure learn a great deal from them!
Published August 27th 2016
I love lighthouses. I am not entirely sure why, but it might have something to do with the fact that they are tall, can withstand the harshest of weathers, are some what isolated and save lives.

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Alone I Stand in Beauty (Photo Compliments of SocialHummingBird)

The Guilderton Lighthouse can be found just outside of Guilderton in a westerly direction along a graveled road.

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Along a Gravel Road there is a Beacon... (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

It was established in 1983 and is the only lighthouse between Fremantle and Jurien Bay. It was built near the wreck point which cost the Federal Department of Trasnport $240,000.

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Some of the shipwrecks along the coast of Guilderton (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

Although there has been a significant amount of shipwrecks along the coast of Western Australia, the Guilderton Lighthouse was the last lighthouse to be built in Western Australia.

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A sign of history (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

It is constructed from red bricks, is 32 metres high with a base of 7.5 meters. Being automated and managed by the Australian Maritime Authority, it also has a triple bulls-eye lens with a light that stretches 75 nautical miles out to sea.

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Tapered Red Clay Bricks for Light and Safety (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

This lighthouse is closed to public and according to plans has everything a lighthouse should have, which includes a Lantern Room and Optics, an Equipment Room, a Storage Room, and an Engine Room with Wash Room. Of course, the idea of living in a Lighthouse is inviting, however, in this case, might not be ideal.

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The view from the Lighthouse (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

If you are traveling north and have time to make a 'tourist' stop then the Guilderton Lighthouse is well worth the time off course. Apart from viewing the the only Lighthouse from Fremantle to Jurien Bay, there are many lookout points over the ocean which will offer a great picnic stop for you and the family.
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Why? To View a Lighthouse
Where: Guilderton
Cost: Free
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I didn't know that this was the only lighthouse in the coast, but come to think of it - it does answer a recent question. Very informative!
by SimpsonS (score: 2|157) 962 days ago
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