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. Use our South West Rocks trip maker to arrange your visit to Smoky Cape Lighthouse and other attractions in South West Rocks.
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  • Great views of the Fish Rock, Black Rock, Green Island and the amazing beaches. It is also a great spot to see the humpbacks migrating (seasonal).  more »
  • Easy parking and great view and barbq area.Walk up to lighthouse approx. 100 meters pretty steep but safe and worth the effort.  more »
  • This is not for the faint hearted as the climb up was quite challenging for 4 pensioners, but we took our time and the views from the top made it worth while. The weather lived up to its name, very...  more »
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  • The most awesome guide! Great tour. Very interesting maritime history. Awesome views. And we saw dolphins!
  • The place is beautiful. The people who run the place are friendly. There's amazing views at the light house. The best place to holiday is at near by South West Rocks outside of summer. You can get some good prices on house rentals.
  • Great B&B with incredible views, great hospitality and lovely themed decor. And electric blankets!! We did the tour of the lighthouse in the morning and he knew so much. Only problem is that it is so popular that you need to book a long way in advance :)
  • Great stay, lovey place! Loved the tour from Pat. Pat was very accommodating and super sweet.
  • The view from when you walk up to the light house is spectacular.

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