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Smoky Cape Lighthouse, South West Rocks

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beautiful all around view. The lighthouse is well kept, a slight climb up but worth the trouble. Lovely beach views from the park. Toilets and seating really well kept. 
  • Beautiful walk up to Lighthouse, perfect for whale spotting. A must if visiting the area. Very informative re history of the lighthouse. Lovely picnic area near carpark below, clean barbecues, magnifi...  read more »
  • Great views up & down the coast with beautiful beaches close by. We walked the Jack Perkins track, just north from the lighthouse, to the beach. The clear water was so inviting we couldn't leave witho...  read more »
  • Beautiful views Saw an amazing amount of whales - one was showing off directly in front of us. Would love to return to stay at the b and b
  • Great location and the view from the Lighthouse was amazing. Plenty of parking and just a short walk to the lighthouse. Didn't stay at the B&B but they did look amazing and the view for them would be fantastic.
  • I did not stay at the guest house. I visited the lighthouse and walked past the guest house and fell in love with how it looked and where it is located. I plan to stay there in the future and already told friends and family about it.
  • The best place to stay to get away from it all and Pat and Wendy are so welcoming.
  • Great views, saw whales and dolphins swimming all around
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