During this special 20-minute tour, an experienced volunteer guide will regale you with the storied history of Australia’s first lighthouse, built at Vaucluse in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs in 1818. After exploring the lower level, you will ascend 100 steps to the lantern room and, from there, access a balcony for a breathtaking panoramic view of Sydney Harbour and the Pacific Ocean (and a selfie opportunity that will make you the envy of friends and family).
Cost: $5 per adult, $3 per child (12 & under) and $3 per concession/senior.
Hours & times: Tours will run between 10am and 4pm on select Sundays. Tickets for each date released on the 1st day of the month they are scheduled to run. Each tour runs for 20 mins. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to run the regular Macquarie Lighthouse tour day in February. We hope to recommence the guided tour program at the end of April, with bookings open on 1st April. Please check back here then for the latest information.
Meeting point: Macquarie Lightstation, Old South Head Road (opposite Macquarie Road), Vaucluse, NSW 2030
Planning your trip: For information about getting to Macquarie Lightstation, including by public transport, visit https://www.harbourtrust.gov.au/en/see-and-do/visit/macquarie-lightstation/. This webpage also contains information on visitor parking and public facilities.
COVID Safety: As a registered COVID Safe business, we require ticketholders to use the Service NSW app to scan a QR code and ensure a COVID Safe check-in at Macquarie Lightstation, Vaucluse. Ahead of your tour, please ensure you have downloaded the app to your mobile device: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/check-covid-safe-business-service-nsw-app
To comply with the NSW Government’s COVID-19 public health orders, we are limiting the number of people per tour. Further, members of each group must ensure they:
Please note: This tour has high touch points including hand rails and entering confined spaces, we recommend providing own hand sanitiser and wearing a face mask.
Discover our full tour program: https://www.harbourtrust.gov.au/en/see-and-do/tours/