Standing at a height of 23 metres, Cape Moreton Lighthouse was the first lighthouse built in Queensland. Built by tradesmen and convicts the structure was lit with an oil wick for the first time in 1857. After several upgrades the light was changed in 1998 to be fully automatic and it’s now fit with a laser beam that shots light up to 30 kilometres out to see. Located on the northern end of Moreton Island, right near North Point, the structure and its surroundings provide a great viewing area of the region. In whale season, many people perch themselves near the lighthouse for great views of the breaching Humpback whales. There is so much history behind this lighthouse and the island itself that it is a must-see when in the area. There is an information centre located close by in an old keeper’s cottage where you can learn all about the island and the impressive history of this lighthouse.