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Historic buildings/places

Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Barrenjoey Lighthouse

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

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Where
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Goat Island

Goat Island tours have been cancelled until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Known as Me-mel by the local Cadigal people, Goat Island was once inhabited by Bennelong and Barangaroo. Guided tours are available to explore the rich history of Goat Island.

Price
Fees apply. Park entry fees apply.
Wheelchair
access
Hard
Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds
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Cafes and kiosks

Cycling trails

Driving routes

Lookouts

Aerial view of South Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/DPIE

South Head

There's no shortage of lookouts at South Head. The Gap offers some of Sydney's finest views and good opportunities for whale watching. South Head is also great for a swim, try Camp Cove or Lady Bay Beach.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Wheelchair
access
Hard
Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds

Picnic areas

Tours

Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Barrenjoey Lighthouse tour

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.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

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

Where
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Beehive Casemate, Obelisk Bay, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: K McGrath/OEH

Beehive Casemate tour

NPWS is conducting a series of guided tours of this historic fortification in Sydney Harbour National Park. We'll explore the rarely opened Beehive Casemate as part of this tour at Middle Head, near Mosman.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

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

Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Scenic views from Middle Head lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Middle Head Forts tour

The Middle Head forts complex covers 150 years of NSW military history. To find out more, join this fascinating 1.3km guided tour in Middle Head, Sydney Harbour National Park, near Mosman.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

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

Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds

Visitor centres

Walking tracks

Bridge over creek on Forest path in Royal National Park. Photo: Natasha Webb/OEH

Forest path

Forest path is an easy walk in Royal National Park. It's great for kids and just 1 hour south of Sydney. Wander through cabbage tree palms and Gymea lilies on the path beside Bola Creek and the Hacking River.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Distance
4.4km loop
Time
1hr - 1hr 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Where
Royal National Park in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
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Evans lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government