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Smoky Cape Lighthouse Group

Location: South West Rocks 10km east of, Kempsey, NSW 2431


This is the tallest and one of the oldest lighthouses in NSW. While the tower is closed to the public, you can walk around the grounds and enjoy magnificent views of the coast. Guided tours are available through the National Parks and Wildlife Service. For a more extended enjoyment of the lighthouse, relax in splendid isolation at the Smoky Cape Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast. Wrapped in natural beauty in the Hat Head National Park, this is the place to get away from world. Enjoy walks in the National Park and views of the rugged coast, discover stunning coastal heaths, pockets of rainforest, extensive wetlands and beautiful wildflowers. Two bedrooms are available, but if your group is a little larger you might like to stay in one of the two self-contained cottages in the former assistant lighthouse keeper's cottage.


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Name of item: Smoky Cape Lighthouse Group
Type of item: Landscape
Collection: Exploration, Survey and Events
Category: Lighthouse Station
Location: South West Rocks 10km east of, Kempsey, NSW 2431
Local Govt: Kempsey
Designer: James Barnet, NSW Colonial Architect, completed C. W. Darley, Harbours & Rivers Dpt
Builder: Oakes & Co, completed by executore to estate of Oakes.
Current use: Light tower, Cultural Tourism
Former use: Lightstation