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Macquarie Lighthouse, Old South Head Road, Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 8969 2100
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

great place to visit south head is great for a day trip great views and the light house is great and very intresting history

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joelsR585NI
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This has been a working lighthouse site since 1818 and the original was designed by Francis Greenway, convict architect, for Governor Lachlan Macquarie and partly garnered his freedom. The current building was completed in 1883 and is available for tours on booking and gives a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This place is good for a hike along the cliffs. And the lighthouse is a landmark on the walk. There is also an outdoor gym in the area and breathtaking views.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank dmcc1973
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Well organised tour with volunteers of the sydney harbour trust ! thanks Narelle Fabulously interesting history and best views 360 degree views Highly recommend the next one is On 19th Aug

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank exclusiveeasttours
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This is part of the Heritage Trail on Old South Head Road. There is a fascinating history listed on the boards and stands proudly for all to see. You can arrange visits in there at certain times, but to my knowledge it is still a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank annettelaurie
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I did not even know that this is the first lighthouse in Australia! How good is that!! Beautiful little thing to take a nice photo with. It is, however, a bit out of place, and I went to it only because I went on the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Wish it was an open day, what a view to be had. Peaceful location and a great stop on our coastal walk, impressively sitting in silence.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AliceR641
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We were driving around Sydney and spotted this lighthouse. It is in very good condition. There is a nice walking path directly behind it with great views of the water. It is worth a 15 or 20 minute visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank stjohnbeachlover
Reviewed 1 January 2018

This lighthouse is 140 years old now. It is closed except a few days per year. You can take a bus from just above Watson's Bay's main park just there in about 10 minutes. it is a majestic old Lighthouse which has a prominent hillside...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank finesilver
Reviewed 15 December 2017

I shot a comercial pitch here years ago as an actor and found the location really spectacular in view both directions. The cliff-face seascape into the Pacific is astonishing, and the reverse angle back to the harbourside suburbs and city is magnificent. Well-worth the trip...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank peter r
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