Hornby Lighthouse, South Head
Sydney Harbour National Park
With its spectacular views across the iconic Sydney Harbour and onward towards the Tasman Sea, South Head is an ideal venue hire option. It’s an awe-inspiring backdrop to any event.
- Venue is suitable for
- Wedding ceremonies, private party or function
- Maximum people: 120
- Drinking water, toilets
- Available for hire 7 days a week, except 26th & 31st Dec and 1st Jan.
To make a booking or for more information, please email the Events and Venues Unit or phone (02) 9585 6570.
- Other Information
- This venue is also suitable for commercial and public events such as live performances, festivals and product launches.
South Head is known for its sheer ocean cliffs and military history. But it’s the picture-perfect views that make it one of Sydney’s most unique outdoor venues for a wedding ceremony or a private party your guests won't ever forget..
The Gap features an unbeatable lookout. Climb to the top to gaze out over Sydney Harbour to the Tasman Sea. If you’re there between June and September, you and your guests can even keep your eyes open for whales on their annual migration journey.
While celebrating your special day, you and your guests can walk along South Head Heritage trail, where you’ll find even more spectacular lookouts and photo opportunities. Along the way, check out the 19th-century gun emplacements and the whimsical-looking Hornby Lighthouse.
You and your guests can even swim at Camp Cove or at Lady Bay Beach and stop to see the Dunbar shipwreck memorial and site. And, if you’re feeling peckish after taking in all that sea air, why not stop for a bite to eat at one of Watsons Bay’s restaurants, pubs or cafes?
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/venues/south-head/local-alerts
- in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.
Landing fee or tour fee applies to visit Sydney Harbour islands. To visit Shark, Clark or Rodd islands all vessels, including kayaks, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes not valid for landing fees.Buy annual pass.
All the practical information you need to know about Hornby Lighthouse, South Head.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Park entry points
- Camp Cove carpark See on map
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Nearest parking is on Cliff Street at Watsons Bay. Parking is limited and is only permitted in marked spaces. Spaces can’t be reserved for guests. Visitors risk incurring fines for parking or driving in non-designated areas. Pay and display fees apply.
Bus services stop near this venue. Contact the Transport Information Line on 131500 for more information.
The following facilities are not available:
- Rubbish bins - All rubbish must be taken with you when you leave.
- BBQs - you can bring aportable gas bbq that is fitted with a fat drip tray.
Public toilets are located at Camp Cove and Lady Bay.
2 x male and 2 x female - flush
Potable water is available.
Maps and downloads
Fees and passes
Venue hire fees may apply to certain bookings. For more information, email the Events and Venues Unit or phone (02) 9585 6570.
Disability access level - hard
Wheelchairs can access the area around Watsons Bay’s restaurants and Robertson Park, but the lookouts and walks are not suitable for wheelchairs.