The love of Lighthouses

A collection of the few lighthouses we have visited and photographed in Australia over the years. The architecture and design of these beautiful old lighthouses and the landscapes they behold are just stunning.  There is a fabulous website which lists all of the lighthouses in Australia and is a great reference for lighthouse lovers like me who wish to find out more about them and where to find them.


Richmond River Lighthouse, Ballina, NSW
The Richmond River Lighthouse, Ballina.  This beautiful small lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in New South Wales and was built in 1866.  More photos here

Richmond River Lighthouse, Ballina built in 1866 (visited 26/07/15)

Bathurst Lighthouse, Rottnest Island, WA
The Bathurst Lighthouse on Rottnest Island, Western Australia.  It was built from local limestone in 1900. More photos from our visit here

Bathurst Lighthouse, Rottnest Island, Western Australia, built in 1902.  (Visited 25/09/2012)

Wadjemp Lighthouse, Rottnest Island, WA
Wadjemup Lighthouse on Wadjemup Hill at Rottnest Island, Western Australia.  Built in 1896, it replaced a previous inferior lighthouse in the same location.

Wadjemup Lighthouse, Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Built in 1896.  (Visited 25/09/2012)

Woodman Point Lighthouse, WA
The Woodman Point Lighthouse, at Woodman Point in Western Australia was built in 1902 from local limestone, is 9.8m high. More photos of this lighthouse from our visit here

Woodman Point Lighthouse, Woodman Point,Western Australia, Built in 1902. (visited 23/09/2012)

South Mole Lighthouse, Fremantle, WA
Built in 1903.  Photo taken on my phone from the Rottnest Island Ferry through the window.  How I would have loved to have had a closer look at this historic beauty, surrounded by World War 2 gun defence buildings.

South Mole Lighthouse, Fremantle, Western Australia, Built in 1903.  (Visited 25/09/2012)

Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
Located at the National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney, the Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse was saved by the Museum and relocated to Sydney from just south of Townsville in 1994.  Built in 1874 this fine lighthouse now calls Sydney home.

Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse, Sydney, NSW, built in 1894.  (Visited in August 2010)

Fort Denison Lighthouse, Sydney Harbour, NSW

Fort Denison Light, also known as Pinchgut Light, is an active lighthouse located on top of a Martello Tower at Fort Denison, a former penal site and defensive facility occupying a small island in Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.  The Light was added to the tower in 1913 replacing a gun.  (Terrible scanned photo taken on a cheap film camera from the Manly ferry in 1996) .
Fort Denison Lighthouse, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales.
(Photo taken on a cheap film camera from the Manly Ferry during a visit in June 1996)