Abandoned Lighthouse Island
One of only two lighthouse islands in New South Wales, it is situated approximately 18km from Coffs Harbour.
The buildings were constructed in 1880 and are considered to be the oldest in the area.
The island is not accessible to the public, it is under the care of National Parks & Wildlife.
The lightstation was automated in 1975.
The Head Keepers Quarters and Assistant Keepers Quarters have been abandoned since 1975.
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Fly by helicopter for a walking guided tour of this historic lighthouse island.
The Lighthouse was automated in 1975 with all Keeper's and families leaving the island at this time. The island has been abandoned since 1975, the Keeper's Quarters being left to the elements and the birds!
Access is restricted with the only chance to visit the island and view the quarters is by the tours held once a year by National Parks & Wildlife and Precision Helicopters.
includes ex-resident on the island*, tour of Lighthouse, tour of Keepers Quarters.
$380 per person
What to Expect:
includes 1 hour extra, ex-resident on island*, tour of Lighthouse, tour of Keepers Quarters, walk down to gantry
$490 per person
What to Expect:
Any questions you have, do not hesitate to contact us at Precision Helicopters
Send your pre-booking or to join the waiting list:
(02) 6652 9988
Actual time of day of your tour will be given to you closer to the departure date.
Ticket Holder must be available for the full day of the tour.
Tours may be transferred to alternate time/day if weather prevails.
Payment in full due 6 weeks before tour.
Insight into life on the island in the 1950's - have your sound on....
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Offering a longer stay on the island, a smaller group size and a more intimate experience, the Wildlife Special includes key aspects of the standard guided tour of the island and around the light station with an added focus on experiencing of South Solitary Island and surrounding Solitary Islands Marine Park.
3 Hour Tour - $950 per person
(02) 6652 9988
*minimum numbers required
"I've done a lot of travel overseas & seen some fantastic sights, and this trip to South Solitary Island Lighthouse is right up there with them. I was amazed and the two hour tour is thoroughly recommended, it was not rushed and to see the lighthouse up close after seeing it from afar from shore was something that has been on my bucket list for a long time.”
Best wishes to the FOSSIL's and Precision Helicopters, you are doing a fantastic job for Coffs Coast tourism.”
“breathtaking...in a dream turned reality – wonderful to be part of such an incredible history – thankyou to all involved in restoring and enabling the tours!”
Should be on everyone's "Bucket List"...
Fantastic experience & some fantastic history... Flight was a real highlight too... All staff concerned were friendly & knowledgeable... Great to be able to see the lens up and running on the weekend as well... An absolute 'must do'...
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