Point Cartwright Lighthouse

9 min to 20 min
8 min to 20 min

550 m

↑ 12 m
↓ -12 m

Smooth & flat
Point Cartwright Lighthouse Track is a return walk starting from the car park at the end of Pacific Boulevard, Buddina. The path is paved, smooth, and flat (although a little steep near the lighthouse). It takes you through a natural and coastal landscape, with stunning panoramic views of the surf beach and beyond. You can also whale watch here from July to November. The lighthouse itself was built in 1978 and is unmanned. The Unity Water Reservoir has a lovely mural that's worth checking out as well. There are picnic spots, benches and a toilet along the way. You can head west in the reserve to reach the designated off-leash area. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-26.6815523,153.1372622)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Nicklin Way, Parrearra.
  • Turn on to Point Cartwright Drive then drive for 280 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Point Cartwright Drive and drive for another 1.6 km
  • Keep left onto Point Cartwright Drive and drive for another 95 m
  • Turn slight left onto Pacific Boulevard and drive for another 790 m
Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 10 m back from the start).
There is a car park.
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 75 m veer left.
After another 20 m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 9 m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
Then come to the viewpoint (on your left).
"Point Cartwright Lighthouse".
About 10 m past the end is a seat., has a backrest.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 275 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Point Cartwright Lighthouse

Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 550 m
Time 9 min to 20 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -12 m back from the start.

Seat: There are 3 on route, on average they are 140 m apart with the largest gap of 270 m.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
-12 m[toilet]
260 m[seat]
270 m[seat]
285 m[seat]
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