Caloundra Lighthouses
Caloundra Lighthouses
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For a fun and interesting family outing you can’t go past a visit the Caloundra Lighthouses at Canberra Tce, Caloundra. They are open every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 9:00am - 3:00pm. You can climb both lighthouses, but the 1896 structure is not for the feint hearted. Both offer spectacular ocean views, and you can see the ships rounding the marker, and entering Moreton Bay with the sand cliffs of Moreton Island behind. Look the other way and the Glass House Mountains are laid out before you. Learn about Caloundra’s history and the lighthouses. The experience is a very reasonable $5.00 entry for adults, with children free. When the flag is flying they are open . Booked tours can be arranged, $5.00 entry for adults,minimum $40.
Duration: < 1 hour
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Rick Johnson
Woolgoolga, Australia17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Visited this lighthouse on holiday with family recently. Had a spectacular view and would definitely go again. The only downside of this experience was the fact that my son Jacob fell off the lighthouse paralysing his whole body but apart from that minor inconvenience everyone (other than Jacob) enjoyed the lighthouse - would highly recommend to families.
Written July 26, 2022
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LynneDavidPhotograph
Sydney, Australia170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
Well I guess its not for everybody, but the views are to die for from the Caloundra Lighthouses, so take an hour out of your busy day, and relax and take in the views - well worth a visit
Written October 10, 2016
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Tim J
Esperance, Australia1,510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We dropped in to the lighthouses and really enjoyed the experience. Shame about the high rise units next door sort of takes the highest peak thing away but very interesting history. I actually liked the newer lighthouse over the old one but they were both really interesting. Take not of opening times, see pic
Written July 22, 2016
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Fiona T
Caloundra, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
A really interesting and different thing to do around Caloundra. Great for kids too. The volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable.

Only thing I would warn is be careful if heights aren't your thing. Particularly in the old lighthouse! But if you can stick it out, the views are definitely worth it.

Gold coin donation for entry. Allow maybe an hour? Just depends how long you'd like to spend enjoying the views and whether you visit both lighthouses.
Written June 30, 2016
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chris l
Caloundra, Australia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
Climb the old lighthouse and travel back in time to when the ships relied on the lighthouse for safe passage past Caloundra .Great views and wort a look
Written November 9, 2016
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Lynda M
Caloundra, Australia30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
great tour of the lighthouse including being allowed to climb to the top of the old lighthouse.Volunteers were very helpful and there were some great old photos that had been enlarged of Caloundra in the early days. From the top of the lighthouse you can see right back to the Glasshouse mountains and also over as far as Moreton Island across the ocean
Written August 23, 2016
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JanineKT
Perth Western Australia121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
An interesting visit to the two historical lighthouses: a good climb up the hill and then the stairs, and great views over the coast and inland. For a $2 donation, great value. The men acting as guides are friendly and knowledgeable. I particularly enjoyed the history of the original 1896 lighthouse; make sure you read the informative sign outside on ground level. If you can stomach heights, be sure to go outside on the balconies, especially that of the older one.
Written June 24, 2016
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DACCLES
Toowoomba, Australia223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
I include this feature in my daily walk around the King Beach area on my six monthly visit to the Sunshine Coast. I stay in a unit on the headland some 400 metres away. I always stop underneath the lighthouse for a few minutes to take in the spectacular view. Have also enjoyed an enjoyable B.B.Q. or two at the facilities at its base. Also, this is a great spot to view the cruise ships passing by.
Written May 18, 2016
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,533 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Visited the lighthouses during the week, forgot they only open on Saturday mornings. You get a great view of the area from standing there, can't wait to go inside and check out the lighthouse.
Written July 10, 2020
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dddale
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
Well worth a visit on an open day when you can climb to the top. Lovely knowledgeable volunteers make this an interesting trip. The last climb up the ladder in the oldest lighthouse was a bit scary for my 4 year old but fine for a 7 year old.
Written November 9, 2017
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