Tacking Point Lighthouse

Top choice in Mid-North Coast

This little lighthouse (1879) commands a headland offering immense views along the coast. It’s a great spot from which to watch the waves roll in to long, beautiful Lighthouse Beach; it's particularly lovely at sunset. The viewpoint looks out to the Three Brothers Mountains, a place of spiritual importance to the local Birpai Aboriginal people.

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1. Lighthouse Beach

0.35 MILES

This beautiful 9km stretch of sand is perfect for lazy strolling. Time it for sunset when you can climb up to the Tacking Point Lighthouse for stunning…

2. Miners Beach

0.68 MILES

The rainforest runs down to the sand at this unofficial nudist beach.

3. Sea Acres Rainforest Centre

1.07 MILES

The 72-hectare pocket of Sea Acres National Park protects the state's largest and most diverse stand of coastal rainforest. At the Rainforest Centre you…

4. Shelly Beach

1.44 MILES

The rainforest runs down to the sand at this delightful beach and tidal lagoon.

5. Flynn's Beach

2.46 MILES

A patrolled beach nestled between two rocky headlands. Excellent for learner surfers.

6. Koala Hospital

2.54 MILES

Chlamydia, traffic accidents and dog attacks are the biggest causes of illness and injury for koalas living near urban areas; about 250 end up in this…

7. Roto House

2.56 MILES

This beautifully preserved late-Victorian weatherboard villa was built by surveyor John Flynn in 1891 and was occupied by his family right up until 1979…

8. Maritime Museum

3.24 MILES

The old pilot station (1882) above Town Beach has been converted into a small maritime museum, which is full of character. Allow a good hour to pore over…