Cape St George Lighthouse
- Built in 1860 and operated until 1889.
- Designed by colonial architect Alexander Dawson and constructed of local sandstone.
- Stood 61 feet tall (18.5 meters) with 8 rooms at ground level.
- Helped guide ships safely past hazardous reefs and into Jervis Bay.
- Unfortunately, due to its location, it was easily mistaken for other landmarks in daylight, leading to confusion and some shipwrecks.
- The tower was partially dismantled between 1917 and 1922 to avoid further misidentification.
- The remaining ruins, including the base and some walls, stand as a testament to the lighthouse's past.
- The site is located within Booderee National Park and easily accessible via a short walk from the car park.
- Interpretive signage tells the story of the lighthouse and its role in Jervis Bay's maritime history.
- The ruins offer stunning views of the coastline and surrounding bush, making it a popular spot for picnics and scenic walks.
- It's also a great vantage point for whale watching during migration season (May to November).
- Entry fees apply for Booderee National Park.
- The walk to the lighthouse is relatively easy and suitable for most ages and fitness levels.
- Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and sun protection.