Macquarie Lighthouse tour
Explore Australia’s first and longest operating navigational light. Take a tour to learn about the history of this remarkable place and see magnificent harbour and city views from the top. Macquarie Lighthouse was originally built in 1818, and was designed by convict architect, Francis Greenway. The stone used in the lighthouse eroded and it was replaced by the current tower in 1883, designed by James Barnett. The lighthouse is still used for its original purpose – a guiding light for sailors showing the way to the harbour entrance.
The 20 minute tour includes 100 stairs to the top of the lighthouse. Volunteer guides will take you through the history and workings of this historic lighthouse, ending with approximately 5 minutes on the balcony to enjoy the magnificent views.