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Tacking Point Lighthouse and Miner's Beach, on the Port Macquarie Coastal Walk


Another Walking detour entry while on holidays away from Melbourne: 

Heading south from Brisbane, we stopped in at Port Macquarie and had a spectacular walk earlier this week along part of the new 8km Coastal walk.  The kids really enjoyed clambering over the headland between Shelly Beach and the secluded, rockpool-strewn Miner’s Beach.  The short steep climb up the stairs to the doll’s house proportions of Tacking Point Lighthouse was luckily wind-assisted, and roundly rewarded with the spectacular sight of huge humpback whales breaching and smashing back into the waves on their annual migration.  Tacking Point was named by Matthew Flinders on his 1802 circumnavigation of Australia and the lighthouse sits atop it looking much like a tiny white Greek Island church.  For more info on the coastal walk: http://www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au/explore/location.aspx?cid=30&id=200

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