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Macquarie Lighthouse Tour

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Cost
  • $5 per adult
  • $3 per child or concession holder
  • $13 for a family pass

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Hours

Tours will be running between 10am and 4pm on the following dates:

  • Sunday, 30 June (tickets on sale 1 June)
  • Sunday, 18 August (tickets on sale 1 August)
  • Sunday, 27 October (tickets on sale 1 October)
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Transport
  • Car
  • Bus
  • Foot
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Meeting Point

Macquarie Lightstation, Old South Head Road (opposite Macquarie Road), Vaucluse, NSW 2030

 

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Guide

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During this special 20-minute tour, our experienced volunteer guide will regale you with the storied history of Australia’s first lighthouse, built in 1818.

After exploring the lower level, you will ascend 100 steps to the lantern room and, from there, access a balcony for a breathtaking panoramic view of Sydney Harbour and the Pacific Ocean (and a selfie opportunity that will make you the envy of friends and family).

Plan Ahead

By car: Drive along Middle Head Road, Mosman and turn off at Suakin Drive or Best Avenue for parking at Georges Heights.

By bus: Sydney Buses operate buses to Georges Heights on weekdays. The 244 service, which departs from Wynyard, stops along Middle Head Road and Chowder Bay Road.

By ferry: Sydney Buses operate the 238 services, which collects passengers who arrive by ferry at Taronga Zoo’s Athol Wharf from Circular Quay. Once aboard the 238 service, alight on Middle Head Road near Beaconsfield Road and walk ten minutes to reach Georges Heights.

For further information, including timetables, visit the Transport NSW website.

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Ticket prices

  • $5 per adult
  • $3 per child (aged 16 and under) or concession holder (incl. pensioners and students)
  • $13 for a family pass (two adults and up to two children/concession holders).

Note: Online bookings are essential. 

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Additional info

All ages: Although this is an all-ages tour, people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: The tour may contain stories (and may contain images and/or visuals) of deceased people.

Conditions: A moderate level of fitness and mobility is required as the tour includes a steep climb of 100 steps to reach the top of the lighthouse. It is not suitable for people with mobility issues or who suffer from heart of breathing conditions.

What to bring: Suitable walking shoes, a sunhat and wet weather gear (if needed).

Weather: Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in the event of extreme weather. Access to the balcony is subject to weather conditions.

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