Lighting the way for over 100 years, you get a beautiful view from the grassland that surrounds the Yamba lighthouse. A perfect spot for a picnic after a day at the beach or for gobbling down some…
Lighting the way for over 100 years, you get a beautiful view from the grassland that surrounds the Yamba lighthouse. A perfect spot for a picnic after a day at the beach or for gobbling down some local fish and chips, a spot of whale watching when in season, and watching the full moon rise.
Stories about the first lighthouse seem to vary a little but it seems that there was first a rudimentary structure of a platform with a kerosene lamp on it on the most easterly part of Pilot Hill.
This was replaced in 1866 by a small wooden humpy whose shutters were opened each night to dispense the rays of a large kerosene lamp placed on a bench. It was in the same place as the first and next to the flagstaff.
Tenders were called in 1878 and a permanent light was built in 1880 by W. Kinnear at a cost of 1,097 pounds.
Pure joy as you wake to the sunrise. Awe as you make it to the snowy peak. A sense of adventure as you motor across red plains. The relief of rejuvenation as you wade into an alpine stream. Connection as you taste native, fragrant leaves. A sense of belonging as you return to your favourite holiday house. Freedom as you dash into the waves. Discover the endless feelings a visit to NSW can inspire.
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