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Wollongong Lighthouses

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
I am a travel writer and photographer with a passion for the great outdoors and food! I love travelling and discovering hidden gems... experience the journey on Instragram! @gypsy_compass
Published October 13th 2013
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.

Breakwater Lighthouse across the Harbour


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.

Yachts / boats at the harbour


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.

Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse


Near the Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse, canons are situated that overlook the mysterious ocean.

My partner reacting Cher...If only he could turn back time...


There are plenty of seats scattered around the harbour at both lighthouses which makes it perfect to laze around all day.

On the Breakwater Lighthouse side, there is a children's playground and plenty of grass area for the kids to run wild and have fun.

Can you spot the bride & groom?


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


At the Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse, you can look over to the beach and do some people watching or just simply sit and get absorbed into the ocean's secrecy.

view from the Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse
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Why? Beautiful scenes and relaxing day out
When: All year round
Where: Cliff Rd & Endeavour Drive, Wollongong
Cost: Free
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