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Name: Barrenjoey Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Palm Beach, , Australia

Location: Broken Bay, New South Wales.


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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Website: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/npws.nsf/content/kuringgai_barrenjoey_cmp_draft

Notes:
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority maintains the active light. The lighthouse is within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service completed a major restoration here during 2004.

Tower Height: 64

Height of Focal Plane: 371

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 19 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical sandstone tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1868: Two wooden towers (Stewart Towers)

Date Established: 1868

Date Present Tower Built: 1881

Date Automated: 1932

Fog Signal: Active aid to navigation.

Current Use: Yes.

Directions:
The park is about an hour from Sydney. There is access to the park along Bobbin Head Road at North Turramurra, along Ku-ring-gai Chase Road off the Pacific Highway at Mt Colah/Asquith, and along McCarrs Creek Road, from Terrey Hills or Church Point. This leads to Coal and Candle Drive. Half-hour guided lighthouse tours are conducted on Sundays , every half hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are not required. The tours begin at the keeper's cottage.

Keepers: George Mulhall (1881-?)

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