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Smoky Cape Lighthouse, South West Rocks

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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