Point Hicks - VIC

 

Position

DEG: -37.802891 149.276215
DMS: 37º 48' 10.41" S 149º 16' 34.37" E
UTM: 55 H 5813614mN 700393mE
Altitude: 6.29m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Cape,Headland,Point

Location

280.69kms South of Canberra - Driving 335 km (5 hours 7 mins)
379.76kms East of Melbourne - Driving 490 km (6 hours 59 mins)
587.77kms North of Hobart - Driving 1222 km (1 day 6 hours)

Address & Contact

Lighthouse Track
Tamboon VIC 3890
Phone: N/A
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Information

2nd Lieutenant Hicks was the first crewman on HM Bark Endeavour to sight Australia near this location on April 20th 1770. 1st Lt James Cook named this point in Hick's honour. A well weathered now deep green brass plaque unveiled by Sir Henry Bolte has stood the test of time since 1970 as has a plaque with names of the 99 crew and civilians on board. With the 250th anniversary in 2020 a bit of spit and polish may be in order. Or let 50 years of salt and spray give a better sense of time and history.
The point is just a short 2km walk or cycle from the gate at the end of the Thurra campground road. Wonderfully weathered granite tors at the headland and nearby beaches complement the area.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Point Hicks (Lighthouse)
Distance from Point Hicks 0.19km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C23.823.722.119.816.914.814.115.016.518.620.322.0
Mean Min. °C15.816.115.113.111.09.18.28.59.510.912.714.1
Mean Rain mm62.058.267.784.695.9110.498.078.674.975.980.972.0

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