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Kiama Lighthouse

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Published February 1st 2016
A view from this Lighthouse is one not to be missed
Situated in the picturesque and tourist haven Kiama, around 120km south of Sydney the Kiama Lighthouse sits at 36.3 metres tall overlooking the famous natural attraction the Kiama Blowhole.



The Kiama Lighthouse was established in 1887, after ten years of creation of the Robertson Basin (the man made harbour) and it is still an active lighthouse in Kiama today.

This is a wonderful day trip and is worth the drive to the Lighthouse as it is situated in a scenic region of Kiama with many attractions surrounding it.



For some interesting facts about the Kiama Lighthouse: the foundation of the tower is a concrete slab with a 4.3 metre depth and 3.7 metre diameter and the building is made from bricks, cemented outside and plastered within and the ascending tower is done by three iron ladders leading from one storey to the next, while the top of the structure is surrounded by an artistic railing.

The Lighthouse can be seen from the Kiama Blowhole...


The original oil burner fixed lens produced a light which was amazingly visible for nine miles and in 1908 it was upgraded and the range was stretched to fifteen miles. In 1969, the light was converted to electricity and remains this way to date.



In 1920's, the Principal Keeper's House was destroyed by vandals and the single storey assistant Keeper's House, which was used for many years as a residence for harbour pilots is now a museum and is worth checking out.



There are no tours inside the lighthouse as it is a working lighthouse; nonetheless it is certainly still admirable on the outside.



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Why? If you enjoy history and lighthouses
When: All year round
Where: Blowhole Point, Kiama (south of Kiama Harbour), New South Wales
Cost: Free
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