Point Danger Lookout

Situated on the New South Wales/Queensland border, high on a peak overlooking Duranbah Beach which is popular for surfing. Point Danger was named by Captain James Cook on his 1770 journey up the east coast of Australia to warn later mariners of dangerous coral reefs off this treacherous coast.

From an historic point of view this place is brimming with interesting facts about Australian maritime history. At Point Danger you will find the Captain Cook Memorial, moulded from cast iron actually jettisoned from the Endeavour and recovered in the 1960s. Next to it is the lighthouse which was the first to experiment (unsuccessfully) with laser light. Memorial plaques are positioned along 'Centaur Remembrance Walk' to those lost at sea.

From Point Danger, you will often see dolphins out to sea, and on a fine day there are views from Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay.

Nearby events

  1. Alice in Wonderland

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Sunday 12 May 2019 , Tweed Heads

    This the first show of the 2019 Season commencing with a Children's Pantomime. Usually three shows per year sometimes four ending with a Youth Variety Showcase in late October. They also produce Comedy and Musicals.…

    27 Apr - 12 May
  2. CTHGC National Seniors Matchplay

    Monday 15 July 2019 to Thursday 18 July 2019 , Tweed Heads

    A nationally recognised golf tournament (with official Order of Merit ranking points) that attracts the very best senior amateur golfers from all around Australia, to be played over four days at the River Course at Coolangatta Tweed Heads…

    15 Jul - 18 Jul