The circular tower of Point Stephens Lighthouse, with its flared base, grand
external stairs and clean pure lines, is one of the most distinctive of the
NPWS lighthouses. Built in 1862, it stands tall and elegant above the rocks
and coastal heath near Fingal Bay, 50 kilometres north-east of Newcastle.
The sandstone lighthouse and its terrace of now ruined
cottages are in Tomaree
National Park, on an island connected to the mainland by a sand spit.
The spit can be highly dangerous, and visitors should never cross on a
rising sea or tide. For more information, call 02 4984 8200.