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If the seven dwarfs owned a lighthouse..

Well we were looking for something to do and heard there was the lighthouse at Ballina heads, the... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Spectacular views

An old lighthouse, that used to house a solitary Lighthouse Keeper. Now sadly fully mechanised and... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2016
Karen T
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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21 Sep 2018
“If the seven dwarfs owned a lighthouse..”
7 Oct 2018
“Historic lighthouse on the headland in East Ballina”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Harbourview St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

A quick trip out of Ballina on the hill (off Suvla street) is the historic Richmond River Lighthouse. I have actually attended a beautiful wedding on the grounds of the lighthouse in the past, which is highly recommended as a outdoor venue. The lighthouse has...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Odyssey811876
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Well we were looking for something to do and heard there was the lighthouse at Ballina heads, the kids were keen to see and maybe climb it. We got there and and it was more jump over rather then climb. This has to be the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank C3888KLmarkc
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I assume because its set on a high cliff, this is indeed a very small lighthouse. Nice views over the sea and Richmond river, its worth a look when in the area. You might even see whales on their migration. Not much information about the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank dalton1skiing
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This surely would have to be the smallest lighthouse in the world ??? .. very unique and easily accessible

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank NiftyNorm
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Easily missed as its only about hgalf the height of a traditional coastal lighthouse. Carpark below and headland views to the whales.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Interesting little lighthouse but in need of some more historical information. There is a small plaque near the door but had to search to find it. Great views back along Lighthouse Beach.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The area around the lighthouse is a great place to watch for the passing whales. Quiet with a great aspect over the ocean.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank 726berylk
Reviewed 7 May 2017

If you're a lightie, you will enjoy this quaint little lighthouse .. it's an oldie and well maintained

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank NiftyNorm
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

An old lighthouse, that used to house a solitary Lighthouse Keeper. Now sadly fully mechanised and Electric. Still, it's not overtly obvious, how to get there so, more discreet, enviro-friendly signs would help. It's been nicely, brightly painted and looks great in photos. You can...More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Karen T
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This small lighthouse is clearly signposted from the Coast Road and is well worth a stop not so much for the principle attraction but for the lookout nearby. But first to the lighthouse: A quick perusal of the travellers photographs will tell you all you...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Paul L
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