Macquarie Lighthouse tour

Explore the site of Australia's first and longest operating navigational light. Climb up the 100 winding steps, see the light that has been guiding ships in to the harbour for 200 years. Learn about the history of this remarkable place and see magnificent harbour and city views from the top.

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.

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Event Details

Address:
Old South Head Road, Vaucluse, New South Wales
Access via bus & street parking available
Times:
10am - 4pm
Entry fees:
Adults $5, Children $$ 3.00, Concession $3, Family $$ 13.00
Booking:
Prebooking requiredhttp://harbourtrust.gov.au/tours
Attendance limit:
150+
Website:
http://harbourtrust.gov.au/tours
Onsite facilities: