Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse

Explore the idyllic little headland and the Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse at the mouth of the Shoalhaven River near Culburra.

The original Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse was constructed of timber in 1882 and located as part of the Shoalhaven Signal Station on the beach 200 metres to the west of the current lighthouse. The new brick lighthouse to the south of the mouth of the Shoalhaven River was commissioned in 1904 and the old wooden lighthouse was immediately demolished.

Aside from the Keepers Cottages at South Solitary Island, this is probably the most endangered lighthouse in New South Wales, which should be of great concern to lighthouse enthusiasts and the community at large.

The lighthouse is located on the south side of the entrance to the Shoalhaven River just east of Nowra.

Nearby events

  1. Culburra Beach Monthly Markets

    Sunday 05 May 2019 to Sunday 04 December 2022 , Culburra Beach

    On the first Sunday of each month, the Culburra Beach Markets are held to share and promote local food, local producers, crafts, plants, clothing, hand made goodies, locally made home wares plus so much more. Come along and enjoy their…

    05 May - 04 Dec
  2. Burradise Festival at Culburra Beach

    Friday 10 May 2019 to Sunday 12 May 2019 , Culburra Beach

    They're excited to announce the Culburra Beach Festival is back. Coinciding with Mother's Day, it's a family friendly event with something in the program for everyone. Surrounded by stunning beaches, the surf, the lake, the bay and the…

    10 May - 12 May
  3. Culburra Beach Surf Bash

    Saturday 11 May 2019 to Sunday 12 May 2019 , Culburra Beach

    The Culburra Beach Surf Bash competition is an annual surfing event hosted by the Culburra Beach Boardriders Club during the Burradise Festival at Culburra Beach. Surfers from the local region, state, interstate and overseas are welcomed…

    11 May - 12 May