Point Cartwright
Point Cartwright
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD9,847 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We stopped here on our 300 km drive from North Lakes to Hervey Bay.
After visiting the twin lighthouses at Caloundra, we drove 15 km north to the free parking lot at Point Cartwright, lucky to snag a spot. We took a selfie at the long view of Wurtulla Beach before joining several dog walkers for 300m to the huge blue water tank covered with sea life murals, and just behind, the tall lighthouse built in 1979. At this commanding spot, we looked over the bay toward Sunshine Coast, spotting several surfers and small sailboats while another couple was watching a frolicing whale just offshore noting we are near the end of the humpback season. What a beautiful spot of Australian nature.
Written 6 October 2023
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Dennis P
Melbourne, Australia2,241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Simply a fabulous spot to wlak, sit, and simply take it all in.
Thge rocks seem to be an attraction for the younger visitors
Written 16 September 2023
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Visited Tuesday 25th March. It's always great going for a walk around Point Cartwright, the views are amazing and there's always something new to see there.
Written 6 April 2023
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Mike S
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Visited this lovely spot recently with my dog. The dog was swimming off the rocks south of the river mouth when Sunshine Coast Council Rangers came along and gave me a ticket for being having my pet off leash. There had been no signage visible from the direction I had approached the beach. Even the ranger could see the next nearest visible sign wasn't visible where I was, but still felt it necessary to revenue raise. It seems the off-leash areas vary around Point Cartright are poorly signed, vary geographically and with varying times I had to pay the fine or take time off work and go to court to fight it (losing a week's pay).
To avoid future problems, I WON'T be back. Thanks council.
Written 1 March 2023
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sunnycoast09
Maroochydore, Australia756 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
So central to the coast. A perfect walk from La Balsa Park to the light house and the water tower. I love the rock pools and the beach 🤘
Written 5 January 2023
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Ken C
Southern Queensland, Australia401 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Walking up to the lighthouse is a great experience. They have a beautiful murals on the water tank that are worth reading too
Written 17 November 2022
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branson6
Lismore, Australia153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We spent fathers day walking on the tracks, I wish we could boost greatw alking tracks like this. It is a pity that there are so many motorised scooters
Written 15 September 2022
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WorldTravla7
Cairns, Australia8,610 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
As a Sunshine Coast lad I’ve come to Point Cartwright countless times but I appreciate it more & more as I get older. Partly for the memories & partly for how beautiful it is (of course). My granddad used to live across the water at Mooloolaba (Parkyn Parade) & captained the pilot station for many years (his team would head out to sea past Point Cartwright to meet the ships and guide them safely through the Sunshine Coast waters with their local knowledge of shipping routes). I’ve come with my dad out past the point fishing for tailor when I was a kid. And come for walks to the lighthouse at night after watching horror movies and to the adjacent park to hang with friends and do teenager stuff, you name it. The view from the point out to sea is amazing - you can see Mooloolaba beach from top to tail and out to Coolum with Old Woman island in front (I always thought she looked more like a whale than a woman, still do). Up at the lighthouse there is a bench with a view over Kawana Beach & down to Caloundra (I spent almost half an hour recently just taking it all in). You can see so much of the Sunshine Coast from up here! After a walk along the breakwater and up to the lighthouse I got myself a flat white & brekky wrap at ‘One on La Balsa’. It’s was the perfect morning & wonderful to be back at Point Cartwright.
Written 9 August 2022
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BettyMcC80
Echuca, Australia93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Nice place to go for a beautiful view, plus the wonderful artwork on the water tower.
Good path that’s disabled or pram friendly.
Written 3 August 2022
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Neville B
Canberra, Australia545 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
The views from Point Cartwright lighthouse are simply amazing. Thank heavens the bushland in the area has been preserved too.
Written 18 July 2022
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