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“Breath Taking view of the Great Barrier Reef”

Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse
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Owner description: To assist with ship navigation, a temporary lighthouse was positioned on Lady Elliot Island in 1866. It toppled in a severe storm in 1872 and in 1873 a new light station was established. Standing at approximately 17 metres, the white and red lighthouse you see today was pre-made in England and shipped to the Island in pieces. It was the first lighthouse in Australia with a timber frame and weatherproof cast iron external cladding. The lighthouse was decomissioned in 1995 when it became too short for the surrounding vegetation and a new solar powered, fully automated tower was built. Lady Elliot Island lightstation was placed on the Commonwealth Heritage List in 2004. It is also significant because it represents an important landmark indicating the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Lady Elliot Island Lightstation Heritage Management Plan was developed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) in March 2012 to protect, conserve and manage the Commonwealth Heritage values of the Lady Elliot Island lightstation. At this stage, the lighthouse is not open to the public but is often the focus of history and photography buffs.
Reviewed January 23, 2011

The snorkeling was fantastic. We were able to see multiple varieties of fish, reef sharks, rays and turtles in clear ocean waters. All equipment is provided, including towels and sun screen. Our guide, Grant, was terrific. He speaks Japanese and was very competent in keeping the information flowing for us and the Japanese tourists with our group.

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