Point Perpendicular Lighthouse - NSW

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -35.09861 150.805298
DMS: 35º 05' 55" S 150º 48' 19.07" E
UTM: 56 H 6113818mN 299954mE
Altitude: 0m


Place Type

Recreation - Tourist Attraction


142.07kms South of Sydney - Driving 212 km (3 hours 31 mins)
153.46kms East of Canberra - Driving 225 km (3 hours 40 mins)
914.88kms North of Hobart - Driving 1582 km (1 day 9 hours)

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Built 1898 to replace the inaccurately placed Cape St George Lighthouse. The last keeper was John Hampson and left in 1993. The original 1860 lighthouse had been built in the wrong position due to inadequate supervision by the authorities of the day. It was not visible to the northern approach at Jervis Bay and failed to warn of offshore reefs. Even though when the error was realised, it was intended to show a light at Cape St George only as a temporary measure it was not until 1898, over 30 years later that work began on its replacement on the northern side of the entrance to the bay. This tower is believed to be a "first" in New South Wales. It is erected on a flat concrete base and is the first tower to be constructed of concrete blocks - made on the ground - lifted into position, then cement-rendered on both the inside and the outside.
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Closest Weather Station

Point Perpendicular at 05/04:00am EDT
Distance from Point Perpendicular Lighthouse 0.56km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular Aws)
Distance from Point Perpendicular Lighthouse 0.56km N
Mean Max. °C24.824.423.121.118.516.615.717.019.320.822.223.1
Mean Min. °C18.318.617.315.312.510.99.810.111.913.315.316.5
Mean Rain mm86.1151.585.4113.3123.9151.1127.161.247.781.386.377.7

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