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Macquarie Lighthouse

Macquarie Lighthouse, Old South Head Road, Vaucluse, Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 8969 2100
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“the gap” (2 reviews)
“coastal walk” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Macquarie Lighthouse, Old South Head Road, Vaucluse, Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
CONTACT
+61 2 8969 2100
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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

Thank annettelaurie
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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

1  Thank Emmanuel N
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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.

Thank Alice R
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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.

Thank stjohnbeachlover
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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

1  Thank finesilver
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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

Thank peter r
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

On my coastal walk from watson bay to bondi beach... crossed this beautiful landmark called Macquarie Lighthouse. If you are walking from Watson Bay you reach a point where you see green space going up the hill and stunning view of pacific on your left......More

1  Thank SD_IndiTraveler
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

When they have an open day it is worth a climb up the stairs. I think it is open at least once a year.

Thank Seeujim
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The lighthouse itself is open only 2or 3 days a year and you can go up it then. If you can go up it is one of Sydney great views. But as I said only open a few days a year. See the lighthouse web...More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

On a pit stop to the Gap Bluff lookout we saw this lighthouse and decided to stop and stretch the legs. There is a portable toilet onsite which is handy to have. The time we visited the lighthouse itself wasn’t open to the public, but...More

Thank DJ_Mizit
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