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Shark Island Lighthouse

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Shark Island Lighthouse
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
Shark Island lighthouse is located in Sydney Harbour, east of Bradley's Head and is accessible only by boat.

The lighthouse was built in 1913 and was named after the Shark Island found in proximity.

Shark Island lighthouse is a small lighthouse of only 12.5m in height and is accessible only by boat.

Still operational today, the Shark Island lighthouse character is of three red flashes every 8 s.

tourist information ...

How to get there
The NPWS, in conjunction with Matilda Cruises, operates a ferry service everyday to Shark Island.

Ferry departs from Darling Harbour. For ferry information visit the Matilda Cruises website.

For bookings, phone the NPWS at Cadmans Cottage, or book online on the Matilda Cruises website.
See map.

Contact details:
Department of Environment and Climate Change
PO Box A290, Sydney South NSW 1232
Phone: +61 2 9995 5000 (switch)
Web site: Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Hours of Operation:
The tour duration is 2 hours.
22 August
1770 - Captain James Cook claims the east coast of New Holland in the name of King George III, naming the site Possession Island.

1872 - The 3200 km Australian Overland Telegraph Line is completed.

1930 - The two spans of the Sydney Harbour Bridge are joined.
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