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Tacking Point Lighthouse

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6581 8000
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Great viewing spot for whales but a tight park!

A wonderful view from this historic Lighthouse with lots of people with cameras and binoculars... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gary L
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Menai, Australia
What a spot!

Tacking Point is well worth a visit. Not just for the views but for the story of the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dorothyheaphy
,
Youghal, Ireland
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  • Average5%
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“light house” (55 reviews)
“limited parking” (14 reviews)
“rotary club” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 6581 8000
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"see whales"
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"whale watching"
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"beautiful spot"
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"short drive"
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"spot whales"
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"in season"
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"coastal views"
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"worth the trip"
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"pod of dolphins"
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"well worth the visit"
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"ocean"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful view from this historic Lighthouse with lots of people with cameras and binoculars scanning the skyline waiting for a whale. Not one for us this time.

Thank Gary L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tacking Point is well worth a visit. Not just for the views but for the story of the lighthouse keepers family and to see where they lived. The lighthouse is beautiful and the seats provided there are a great asset as you can sit and...More

Thank dorothyheaphy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As you'd expect at a lighthouse perched on the headland. We went there on a bright sunny day and enjoyed the views and ruins of the old cottage.

Thank AlFewre
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little spot. Loved the beautiful lighthouse and the beautiful beaches in PM. Bring a jacket as there was a very chilly wind.

Thank MrsKing30
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely spot to see whales swimming north . Breathtaking coastal beach and refreshing seas make for a lovely visit .

Thank mamarosaCronulla
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning! We are local and often stop here for some whale watching. The views are so beautiful we had some wedding photos taken here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific whale watching indeed. Must be a favourite pit stop for them. The lighthouse and beach are stunning. Vowing instructions for watching whales are there as well as some old ship wrecks to view. Wonderful cafes just in the town. Beautiful people and friendly service....More

1  Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit in the area. Whale watching or dolphin watching worth the visit. View changes every time and never gets stale

Thank Tony B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a small white lighthouse with a dwelling attached to it. It has a great view on the ocean. I wondered about the name of "Tacking Point Lighthouse." i found out it was a historic moment. Matthew Flinders came nearby this place on July...More

1  Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on a day trip to Port Macquarie. The views are amazing and we were also lucky enough to see 3 pods of whales as they travelled north.

Thank Ann P
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