Wollongong Head Lighthouse
As the first fully automatic electric lighthouse in Australia, the Wollongong Head Lighthouse is a historical site, crucial for the development of the region. The lighthouse has long served as a way to attract and direct the ships carrying bulk goods to Port Kembla. Wollongong is now a harbour complete with a rich maritime history that carries on throughout the area.
The lighthouse is still active to this day and has two coloured lights, one white and one red. The red is used to indicate shallow waters, with reef or headland below. The lighthouse can also be referred to as the Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse or Flagstaff Point Light. Overlooking the Tasman Sea, the lighthouse is a popular destination to come and have a picnic while looking out at an incredible vantage point.