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Endeavour Lighthouse

brief history ...

Endeavour Lighthouse

©2006 Gabriel Ditu
The lighthouse was built in 1955 on Henry Head, a headland on the north side of the entrance to Botany Bay, next to a coastal battery. The Endeavour Lighthouse is still active.

Technical data:

  • cylindrical masonry tower, painted white
  • focal plane 27 m (87 ft)
  • character: red light, 2 s on, 1 s off. 4 m (13 ft)
  • coordinates: lat 33° 59.9' South; long = 151° 14.3' East

Trivia: The lighthouse is named after Captain Cook's flagship, Endeavour.

tourist information ...

How to get there
Regular buses can take you to La Pérouse from Circular Quay. Endeavour Lighthouse is accessible by a short walk from the La Pérouse Museum. See map.

Contact details:
Operator: Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
Site manager: Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC)

Hours of Operation:
Site open 24/7, but the tower closed.
06 December
1882 - A rare Transit of Venus across the disc of the Sun is visible from Australia, and many scientific parties arrive from around the world to observe and record the event.

2002 - The Australian Government announces a hand gun buy-back following the Monash University shooting.
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