Point Danger

Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2011

A walking path up the grassy hill overlooking Rainbow Bay leads to Point Danger, named by Captain Cook as he sailed north along the coastline in May 1770. This steep rocky headland has spectacular views and marks the Queensland/New South Wales border. It is also the site of a historical landmark, the Captain Cook Memorial Lighthouse, which was the first lighthouse in the world to experiment with laser technology in the ‘70s. This amazing location is a favourite of locals and visitors alike and overlooks one of the best surfing spots on the coast - Duranbah Beach, affectionately known as D'Bah. Most days, you will find the car park upon the point nearly full and lots of people milling about, taking in the views, exploring the lighthouse and enjoying some Fish n Chips on the grassed area. This is a great vantage point to spot whales and dolphins from the sure footing of land, with great elevation on the most eastern point of Queensland!

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