Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse

Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse stands on a dramatic headland east of Seal Rocks village. Completed in 1875, it is the first lighthouse designed by colonial architect James Barnet and one of only two towers in Australia with an external stairway. It was originally built to guide ships along the rocky coastline, after a number of incidents, including the shipwrecking of the SS Catterthun and the Rainbow. Despite the coast being illuminated by the lighthouse, 20 wrecks have occurred since the lighthouse was built.

Below the lighthouse are the Lighthouse Keepers’ quarters and outbuildings that have been refurbished to offer holiday accommodation for visitors. On the grassy slopes next to the lookout point and cliff edge, you’ll see three memorials dedicated to people associated with the lighthouse.

Sugarloaf Point is a top spot for watching whales as they migrate on their journey along the coast. You might also be lucky enough to see dolphins, down on lighthouse beach.

Nearby events

  1. Paint pARTy Bean Bar Cafe Taree

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Friday 29 November 2019 , Taree

    Paint, sip and have a great time at Bean Bar Cafe. You don't have to be good at art to take their fun class! It's a great experience to explore acrylic paint on canvas. Arrive at 5.45pm to get your seat, order a drink and get ready to…

    26 Apr - 29 Nov
  2. Stroud Show

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Saturday 27 April 2019 , Forster And Taree Area

    Come and experience a real country show. The Stroud A H and I Association - now the Stroud Show Association Inc - began its life in 1922 to promote and display the produce of the rich Karuah Valley. Every year since then, traditionally…

    26 Apr - 27 Apr
  3. VRA Weekend on Wheels

    Thursday 16 May 2019 to Monday 27 May 2019 , Taree

    Weekend on Wheels is a family friendly event held each year in May. All proceeds go towards the Manning Volunteer rescue squad. Major stands and displays include both NSW Police and Fire Brigade. Children can look forward to a visit by Big…

    16 May - 27 May