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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  • Amazing fortitude of the people that built this structure and the courage and resilience of the families that manned the lighthouses in 1800 - 1900s. Install these facts into the younger generation so...  more »
  • Walk was short and steep (felt like forever!) but the views are worth the walk! Would have been great to have gone in whale season.  more »
  • This area is beautiful to look at and well worth a walk around. The lighthouse looks great and in fab condition on the outside. There are tours available but we chose to walk up and have a look around...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice old lighthouse. Fantastic views.
  • Great view up and down the coast. BBQ and picnic facilities available.
  • Beautiful views

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