The Caloundra Lighthouses were recently transferred from Sunshine Coast Council to the Friends of Caloundra Lighthouses. This handover now allows the old and new Caloundra Lighthouses to open to the public as an exciting new attraction for the Sunshine Coast.
The two grand old ladies from different eras will be open every second Saturday to visit.
The older historic lighthouse is the city’s oldest building. Built in 1896, the lighthouse and the lighthouse keepers house, served as a telegraph station, a post office, and a school. This Caloundra landmark stands beside a newer lighthouse, built in 1967.
Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (SCDL) CEO, Steve Cooper said, “The opening of the lighthouses to the public provides Caloundra with another awe-inspiring attraction for locals and visitors to enjoy. I take my hat off to the volunteers that work tirelessly to give their time to such an amazing set of icons. Nowhere else in Australia are there two lighthouses from different eras so accessible to the public.”
Schedule a visit to the Caloundra lighthouses to picture the life of the lighthouse keeper, embrace local history and witness amazing views of the coastline and Glass House Mountains.
On the 18th of August, the Friends of Caloundra Lighthouses will host the Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club and–communicate with lighthouses around the world for International Lighthouse Day.
Where: Canberra Terrace, Caloundra
When: Open every second Saturday 9:00am till mid afternoon from 4 August or by booking a private tour.
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: http://caloundralighthouses.com.au | 07 5492 5467