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Worth the steep climb up

Visited on Friday 8th February. It is a good drive to the Lighthouse with plenty of parking and a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Caloundra, Australia
Awesome views!

We drove their but would take the walk from South West Rocks next visit. It is beautiful table and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coolangatta, Australia
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Lighthouse Rd, South West Rocks, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6586 8300
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All reviews steep walk light house car park well worth the effort amazing views hat head worth the climb the cottages picnic tables whale watching captain cook vantage point beautiful spot spot whales viewing platform see whales guided tour
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited on Friday 8th February. It is a good drive to the Lighthouse with plenty of parking and a picnic area nearby. The walk up to the light keepers cottages is ok but then it's a steep track up to the Lighthouse, take your time...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove their but would take the walk from South West Rocks next visit. It is beautiful table and chairs ready for a picnic. Accomodation looks beautiful the lady from BnB showed me through and was so helpful and accomodating. We did not stay but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MrsWoolbag
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at one of the lighthouse cottages and had a great time. Views from the lighthouse are spectacular and the lighthouse is an impressive structure. Easily accessible and worth the walk up.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cheryl F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Climbing up to this gorgeous, classic lighthouse was a highlight of our visit to SW Rocks. A storm was slowly moving in from the north when I reached the top, making for dramatic lighting and a roiling sea, way below. The beaches you’ll see 100’s...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank navajodali
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well the steps are many & the slope is also steep, you can rest half way & sit on the wall of a garden, bit at the topp the view is well worth the climb, also there was a loverly breeze that helped too, my...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank leealan1888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short but steep walk up, fantastic views once at the lighthouse. Amazing to see up & down the coast as well as west to the mountains. Well maintained, with some historical information & photos in the stables halfway up the hill.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CoffsMum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to get to, good parking at the bottom of the hill and an easy walk to the lighthouse itself for a magnificent view

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KenPaulineFayle
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The views from Smoky Cape Lighthouse are fabulous. If you think the views are great from the car park just wait till you get to the top. You can see from the mountains of Smoky Cape, Green Island to the North, the famous dive site...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 993anitat
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Absolutely STUNNING VIEW 10 out of 10 worth the steep walk up for sure! - If you are in the area certainly take the walk.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Billingt2n
Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

Well worth a visit to see this old lighthouse set on a beautiful coastline , good parking and an easy walk

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank peterhay2018
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