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Barrenjoey Lighthouse tour

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park


Enjoy a Barrenjoey Lighthouse tour any Sunday afternoon. It stands at Sydney's northern-most point. The views of Broken Bay, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and the mighty Pacific are unforgettable.


Tours have been cancelled until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.

Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
No wheelchair access
Medium. Moderate fitness required. The walk to the lighthouse takes about 30 mins each way.
Adult $5 per person. Child $2 per person.
Meeting point
Meet at the top, at the Keepers Cottage.
For more information phone 1300 072 757.
Please note
Toilets and drinking water are located at Governor Phillip parking area.

Experience one of the most breathtaking views in Sydney from Barrenjoey Lighthouse at the northern end of Palm Beach. It's well worth the walk up Barrenjoey Head to get there.

The lighthouse was built in 1881, from sandstone on the site. It's been beautifully restored, and now welcomes visitors from around the world each Sunday. Hear about its history, climb the winding stairs and imagine yourself as the 19th-century lighthouse keeper there.

It's a good idea to wear sturdy shoes, and bring weather protection and drinking water with you. Pack your camera too – you'll want to revisit these beautiful views again and again.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Park info

  • in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • The entrance to Bobbin Head and Appletree Bay is closed from 8pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 5.30pm to 6am the rest of the year.
    • Gates to West Head are closed from 8.30pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 6pm to 6am the rest of the year.
  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day.

    Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).

    Other fees:

    A $3 per adult, $2 per child landing fee may apply for day visitors to The Basin campground. Please pay at the campground wharf. Landing fees are included in your camping fees.

    Buy annual pass
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The view from the top of Barrenjoey Lighthouse. Photo:K. McGrath