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.

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 Available


NPWS invites you on an intimate and memorable tour of Smoky Cape lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in NSW.  You’ll have the opportunity to access a piece of maritime history, visit the light room and take in breathtaking views from the balcony.

When: The second Saturday of every month from Saturday 11 March to Saturday 9 December 2023, excluding Saturday 8 April 2023.
Additional school holiday dates: Wednesday 5 and 12 April, 5 and 12 July, 27 September, 4 October and 27 December 2023.
Tour times: 8.30am, 9am, 9.45am, 10.15am, 11am and 11.30am. Each tour runs for 30 minutes.

Price: $50 per group (up to 6 people).

Bookings are required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online here.




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