Situated deep within the Croajingolong National Park the Point Hicks Light House offers a unique holiday experience that combines pristine natural beauty and numerous leisure activities available within the park with the history and grandeur of the lighthouse tower.
Traveling through the park and along the coast it would look much the same today as when Captain Cook first sighted it in 1770. In his journal on the Endeavour he describes the landscape thus: “..With the first daylight this morn the land was seen, it made in sloping hill covered in part with trees and bushes, but interspersed with large tracts of sand…I have named it point Hicks because Lieutenant Zachariah Hicks was the first to discover this land..” April 19th 1770.
So come on a voyage of your own: stay in the historic cottages, climb the tower, walk the coastline or just sit on your verandah and watch the seals and whales
The area around the point itself is ideal for short walks, enjoying the views and watching seals, birdlife, dolphins and at certain times of the year whales. Other activities include:
Walking to the wreck of the Saros, West Beach, Honeymoon bay and the sand dunes. You will need boots, water bottle and a day pack.
Visiting the lighthouse tower, climbing to the top and viewing the original Fresnel lens and enjoying stunning views of the surrounding park.
Fishing – Surf, estuary and rock. You’ll need rods, tackle, plenty of bait, a fishing licence and possibly a canoe for the Mueller River. The main fish caught are Bream, Salmon, Flat Head, Gummy Shark and Mullet.
Canoeing on the Mueller inlet and river – Canoes, paddles and safety equipment are available for hire.
Snorkelling or diving in the marine park Bring your own goggles, snorkel, wetsuit, flippers etc.
Swimming, surfing or just lounging on the beach – Boogie board, surfboard, bathers, bucket and spade, bat and ball, wetsuit will all make this a more active time.
Mountain bike riding – bike, helmet, pump and repair kit.