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Barrenjoey Lighthouse tour

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Barrenjoey Lighthouse tour.

Getting there and parking

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    It's not possible to drive right up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse. You'll need to walk about 1km to get there, using one of several walking tracks. Toilets and drinking water are located at Governor Phillip parking area.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    Parking is available along Barrenjoey Road or at Govenor Phillip carpark (Pittwater Council). Please note that this is paid parking.

    By public transport

    Catch the L90 bus from Sydney CBD to Barrenjoey Head. The trip takes about 1hr 30min.


    There are no toilets or drinking water at the lighthouse. The nearest public toilets are at Governor Phillip Park.

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    Disability access level - no wheelchair access

    Not wheelchair-accessible.

    Barrenjoey Lighthouse tour

    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.

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    Visitor centre

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