Lighthouse was the first cast concrete lighthouse tower in Australia. It
is situated in the picturesque Ben Boyd National Park on the Far South
Coast of New South Wales. It was built in 1883 and at 29 meters, is the
second tallest light
in the State.
A recent article published by Lighthouses of Australia about this lighthouse and its engineering heritage status is here.
The main light has been decommissioned and replaced with a steel lattice tower on which an automated solar powered light now operates. The original tower is now a tourist attraction and also provides a venue for VK2CE and company to operate from in August each year for the International Lighthouse/Lightship weekend
The tower is located at 37 deg South Lat. and 150 deg Long. Its power source was 240 volts mains power with a light source of 1000w 120 volt tungsten halogen globe producing 1.000.000 candelas
|Further information on this
and other Australian Lighthouses can be found at the Australian
Lighthouse web page - see Links.
The keepers cottages photo was taken from the top of the lighthouse. There were 3 keepers. The small building right at the back is the old Telegraph Station
The 2 semi-detached cottages in the middle of the photo have been refurbished by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and are now available for rental. The minimum stay is 2 nights with a maximum of 14 nights. Tariff is from $150 to$225 per unit per night. Each cottage contains a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, bathroom, master bedroom, second bedroom and family/lounge room with sofa-bed. There is no television.
Enquiries can be made at the NPWS Merimbula office on phone 0264 955000, fax 0264 955055, email email@example.com
|The Old Telegraph Station|
Solar Panel for power supply to the 3 cottages. The new tower has its own solar panel and the old tower only uses a small quantity of electricity since it was decommissioned.
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