Contest 529: Gantheaume Point, near Broome, Western Australia

The latest in our lighthouse series took us to the lighthouse at Gantheaume Point, Western Australia. This lighthouse was built in 1906, but automated soon after in 1917. The lighthouse now in this location was built in 1984.



Gantheaume Point is also famous for the National Heritage listed dinosaur footprints found in the intertidal area. During the Cretaceous period, Broome was a massive river delta rich with dinosaur life. At least nine species of dinosaur footprints have been identified in the 130 million year old Broome sandstone. At Gantheaume Point you can see good examples of three-toed theropod prints and enormous round sauropod prints. The theropod prints belonged to five metre long Tyrannosaurus-type predatory dinosaurs, and the sauropod prints show where 30 metre long, 70 tonne Brontosaurus-type dinosaurs walked.


Located in the red sand:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Walter_V_R
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Glenmorren
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • David Kozina
  • Garfield
  • Mehmet DURMUS
  • Jeather
  • rob de wolff
  • Lighthouse!

After the hint:

  • Andy McConnell
  • Declan Moore
  • Robin