In the whole of Australia, Wollongong is the only eastern coast which has two lighthouses located in close proximity of each other, which makes this day / weekend trip even more fun as you get to experience two lighthouses within short distances to each other.
The Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouse or known to the locals as Old Wollongong Lighthouse was first lit in 1872 and was deactivated in 1974. It stands at 12.8m (42 ft) tall and is set on the scenic harbour on Endeavour Drive.
On the other side of the harbour lays the Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse on the hill which is still active and at night the red lights are displayed over the shallow water to the north and south. It was completed in 1936 standing at 25.3m (83 ft) tall and was built to guide traffic into the Port Kembla Harbour just south.
The views from both lighthouses make the trip to Wollongong worth it, as it makes you feel like you are a world away; the picturesque harbour unwinds your mind. There are some great cafes including fish & chips shops on the harbour near the Breakwater Lighthouse.
view from the Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse from the carpark