Smoky Cape lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd, South West Rocks NSW 2431, Australia
GPS coordinates:
-30° 55' 17.9940" S
153° 5' 8.4300" E
02 6566 6301
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Time to spend:
30+ minutes


A bit of short climbing is required to get to the lighthouse, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Call in advance if you want to have a guided tour that are available only some days.


I don't know why, but I just love lighthouses. Usually, there are not many things you could do around them, but somehow they always interest people. However, Smoky Cape lighthouse is attractive for visiting not only by itself but also by a remarkable coastal scenery of the Hat Head National Park you could see from Captain Cook's lookout or the lighthouse area itself. Such a peaceful and pretty place it is! There are several things you could do there. Get an organized lighthouse tour (call and check availability and time in advance), have a coastal walk in the Hat Head National Park, watch birds or even whales or simply enjoy paradise views. There is also BB where you could stay overnight to fully cover this area.

Links you may find useful while planning your trip


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Captain Cooks lookout Smoky Cape lighthouse and BB Smoky Cape lighthouse, Hat Head National Park Walk to Smoky Cape lighthouse Wallaby at Cook's lookout