Kiama Lighthouse

The Kiama Lighthouse was established in 1887, 10 years after the creation of the Robertson Basin, a man made harbour to service Kiama's supply of crushed blue metal and paving blocks for the streets of Sydney.

The original apparatus was an oil burner with a catadioptric fixed lens producing a light that was visible for nine miles. This was upgraded to the local town coal gas in 1908 with an intensity of 1,500 candelas and a range of fifteen miles. This was further upgraded to acetylene gas and group flashing in 1920. At this point the light was de-manned. In 1969 the light was converted to 240-volt mains electricity. Kiama Lighthouse is located in Kiama on Blowhole Point.

The principal Keeper's House was destroyed by vandals in the 1920s. The single storey assistant Keeper's House, used for many years as a residence for harbour pilots, is now a museum.

For more information: http://www.kiama.com.au

Nearby events

  1. Kiama Farmers Market

    Wednesday 22 August 2018 to Wednesday 17 April 2019 , Kiama

    The Kiama Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday at Surf Beach, located on Manning Street. You couldn’t wish for a more picturesque backdrop for your weekly shopping expedition! The market is started each week by the “ringing” of the b…

    22 Aug - 17 Apr
  2. Kiama Makers and Growers Market

    Saturday 25 August 2018 to Saturday 23 February 2019 , Kiama

    Established in 2003, the Kiama Makers and Growers Market is a make it, bake it, sew it, grow it market. It is held on the fourth Saturday of the month at Black Beach in beautiful Kiama, featuring delectable gourmet food, produce and handmad…

    25 Aug - 23 Feb
  3. Kiama Arts Trail

    Saturday 01 September 2018 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , Kiama

    Visit artists at work and take a peek into their studios, see demonstrations and enjoy galleries. The Kiama Arts Trail is open the first full weekend of each month: 10am - 4pm, and other times by appointment. The Kiama Arts Trail takes y…

    01 Sep - 03 Mar