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Smoky Cape Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd, South West Rocks, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6586 8300
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Great whale watching

We enjoyed the walk to this lighthouse and took many photos once we got to the top. We saw whales... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
buchananleanne
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Moama, Australia
A steep walk but worth it

I went up to the lighthouse at sunset. The walk up the hill is not for the faint-hearted, it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
999Caveman
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Uki
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“steep walk” (41 reviews)
“light house” (28 reviews)
“worth the climb” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
Lighthouse Rd, South West Rocks, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 6586 8300
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"steep walk"
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"light house"
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"worth the climb"
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"well worth the effort"
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"spot whales"
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"whale watching"
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"coastal views"
in 6 reviews
"views are amazing"
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"see whales"
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"hat head"
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"national park"
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"vantage point"
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"viewing platform"
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"captain cook"
in 7 reviews
"picnic area"
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"guided tour"
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"trial bay gaol"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed the walk to this lighthouse and took many photos once we got to the top. We saw whales from this viewpoint and that was the highlight for us.

Thank buchananleanne
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went up to the lighthouse at sunset. The walk up the hill is not for the faint-hearted, it is very steep! The views when you get up there make it all worthwhile. About 270 deg birds-eye view of the spectacular headland and ocean below....More

Thank 999Caveman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not really well signed you have to pay attention to all the signs😊good car park at the base and an amazing view when you get to the lighthouse 😊b and b guest houses looked great😊its a bit of a steep climb up to the lighthouse...More

Thank Diane J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction has impeccable views. It’s a great place from which to spot whales or have a seat and ponder the seemingly endless sea. I would love to see more informational signage about why the lighthouse was built and how it was used. This place...More

Thank staycfayc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on an organised lighthouse tour with Pat. Outstanding knowledge of the lighthouse and history - Would recommend

Thank Lester S
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

What a view! Worth the walk up the steep incline to get to the lighthouse. If you have mobility issues, accessibility may be a limitation. Spectacular views north & south. I was fortunate enough to see some whales frolicking. There is accom there too for...More

Thank beulla789
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

It’s a beautiful spot with accommodation as well in cottages and a B &B but there is a very steep ascent. Worth the effort for the incredible views

Thank kimkath61
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Great place to view the coastline and review some of Australians history at the Smokey Cape Lighthouse and the walk up to the viewing platform was a good workout...

Thank John H
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse has spectacular views of the coast both north and south. The path to the lighthouse is a steep walk but manageable for older people. There is a picnic area at the car park with great views and kangaroos.

Thank Wrightintown
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Raise a sweat ,run out of puff but worth the effort.. Steep, steep, steep is the only way to describe the steps . You are you know visiting an obviously prominent coastal marine navigation facility which naturally would be located at the highest most visible...More

Thank Alan D
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