Smoky Cape Lighthouse

Reach the Top


Perched high on a headland in the beautiful Hat Head National Park, Smoky Cape Lighthouse is the most elevated lighthouse in NSW, offering spectacular views across the Pacific Ocean.

Completely surrounded by natural bush land and gleaming blue ocean, it’s a must see. The lighthouse itself is as gorgeous as the views, with its dramatic winding staircase and white, octagonal tower. Take a picnic, or just spend some time exploring the area and spotting whales from this perfect vantage point.

The lighthouse is still fully operational, guiding ships to safety around the infamous Smoky Cape. Guided tours of the lighthouse are available by phoning (02) 6566 6301.


Lighthouse Tours – July


Explore the tallest lighthouse in NSW at Hat Head National Park near South West Rocks.

Learn about the ‘highway of light’ and climb the steep stairs to enjoy the spectacular ocean views from the top.

Visit this working lighthouse and hear the fascinating story behind the coastal ‘highway of light’. Climb the steep stairs to the light room and go out onto the high balcony. From here, you can look down over Smoky Cape and see the grey nurse shark breeding grounds off the coast. Learn how the lighthouse keepers and their families survived the isolation. They kept the ‘highway of light’ operating  for over 100 years.

When: Thursday 11 July and Thursday 18 July 2019, 1pm to 2pm OR Saturday 6 July, Saturday 13 July and Saturday 20 July 2019, 11am to 12pm.

Price: Adult/child $15 per person. Family $45 for 2 adults and 2 children.

Bookings: Bookings required. Email Trial Bay Gaol or call 02 6566 6168.




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