Smoky Cape Lighthouse, South West Rocks

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Perched on a granite plateau at 140 m (460 ft) above sea level, the light of Smoky Cape Lighthouse is the highest in town. This lighthouse is still in operation and lights up the coastline nightly. During daylight hours, the lighthouse is open for tours of its historic building, a treat for any maritime enthusiast. Consider renting a room at the former lighthouse keeper's cottage that's converted into a bed and breakfast. Supplement your lighthouse tour with hikes in the surrounding national park, where you'll find breathtaking views over the water and an array of local flora and fauna. Plan to see Smoky Cape Lighthouse and other attractions that appeal to you using our South West Rocks family vacation planner.
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  • August 9, 2017
    This is definitely worth a visit. Great scenery of the coast, beautiful light house and I would love to stay in the cottages for the night.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    It was a beautiful autumns day when we went to the lighthouse. The drive into the park is lovely with forest on either side of the road. Once you have parked you begin a steep ascent to the lighthouse...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    It is a steep walk to the top, but take you time and enjoy a really great view. The view up and down the coast if fantastic. The accomodation looks good and it would be a nice place to stay, BBQ (bas)...  more »
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  • September 13, 2017
    What a beautiful experience. If you are prepared for a REALLY STEEP hike up to the lighthouse you will be rewarded with some of the most beautiful views I've seen on the eastern seaboard. Really lovely. No wheelchair or disabled access (don't even try - even if you have a rugged wheelchair). It's simply too steep. I would choose Smokey Cape Lighthouse over Byron's any day of the week.
  • April 23, 2017
    Nice old lighthouse. Fantastic views.
  • April 20, 2017
    Great view up and down the coast. BBQ and picnic facilities available.
  • January 29, 2017
    Beautiful views

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