Cape Byron Lighthouse sits on Australia’s most easterly point, a shining light over Byron Bay. Find out about shipwrecks, enjoy spectacular views or call ahead to join a guided tour.
Lighthouses of NSW
For hundreds of years the historic lighthouses dotted along the NSW coast have been lighting up our dramatic coastline. These towering symbols of our maritime heritage stretch from Cape Byron at the northern tip of NSW to Green Cape on the far south coast — so there's always one close if you're looking for a unique experience. Some lighthouses in NSW national parks offer tours and stays in restored lighthouse cottages. Or if you're just wandering by, perch yourself with a picnic lunch and those dazzling ocean views.
Find a lighthouse near you
Hat Head National Park on the mid-north coast of NSW near South West Rocks is a natural paradise. Explore the lighthouse, camp by the beach and go fishing and swimming.
The historic Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, at the northern end of Myall Lakes National Park not far from Forster offers coastal views and is a top spot for whale watching.
Take a boat or a tour to Fingal Island and explore Point Stephens Lighthouse and historic ruins. Aquamarine Adventure run regular tours to Fingal Island. It's not safe to walk across the sand spit to the island as the tide and swell can change quickly.
Barrenjoey Lighthouse stands at Barrenjoey Head at Palm Beach on Sydney's northern beaches. Built in 1881, this heritage lighthouse is an iconic Sydney attraction.
The historic Hornby Lighthouse is near Watsons Bay in Sydney Harbour National Park. Walk the easy track to the lighthouse for magical views and great whale watching.
Accessed via Manly Scenic Walkway, historic Grotto Point Lighthouse offers scenic views, birdwatching and walking options in Sydney Harbour National Park.
Montague Island Lighthouse on Barunguba Montague Island is the perfect place to get in touch with history while seeing dramatic views, amazing birds and marine wildlife.
Stay in lighthouse accommodation in NSW national parks. Find lighthouse cottages in Byron Bay, South West Rocks, Montague Island and Ben Boyd National Park.