Cape Moreton Lighthouse

Moreton Island

Located at the island’s northern tip, Queensland's oldest operating lighthouse is the place to come for great views when the humpback whales are passing by (generally June to October). Dating from 1857, it's the sole stone lighthouse in the state and the only one built before Queensland's separation from the Colony of New South Wales in 1859.

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Nearby Moreton Island attractions

2. Tangalooma Eco Centre

11.81 MILES

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4. Bee Gees Way

25.48 MILES

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5. Redcliffe Museum

25.78 MILES

Inside a converted church, the spick-and-span Redcliffe Museum details the peninsula’s history through information boards, a nifty short film, artefacts…

6. Caloundra Street Fair

25.79 MILES

On Sunday mornings, crowds flock to Bulcock St to browse Caloundra's market stalls. You'll find everything from international street food to local art,…

7. Caloundra Regional Gallery

25.97 MILES

When you're done with catching rays and waves, sidestep to this small, sophisticated gallery. Rotating exhibitions showcase quality local and national…

8. Queensland Air Museum

27.26 MILES

Occupying two hangars beside Caloundra airport, the volunteer-run QAM houses about 100 civilian and military aircraft, including a mid-century Douglas DC…