Built in 1878, The Crowdy Head lighthouse offers a spectacular viewing point to whale watch - remember to take your binoculars!
The historic Crowdy Head Lighthouse was constructed of stone in 1878 and sits 61m above sea level. It was the last of a series of small lighthouses and the same design as the Tacking Point Lighthouse at Port Macquarie, which can be seen on a clear night. Looking north you can see beyond Diamond Head and the Three Brothers mountains (south, middle, and north), which were named by Captain James Cook in 1770 as he sailed up the east coast. To the south you can see as far as Seal Rocks. The lighthouse is still active today and flashes every 10 seconds. The original Light house keeper’s residence was located next to the lighthouse, the footings are still visible today.
The Crowdy Head lighthouse offers a spectacular viewing point to whale watch - remember to take your binoculars!
The whales migrate north to warmer waters during May to July or catch them on their return trip during August to October when they head south to the richer feeding grounds.