Macquarie Lighthouse

Macquarie Lighthouse is Australia's oldest lighthouse and it's still in operation today. A prominent Sydney landmark, it can be seen from the ocean and Sydney Harbour.

Originally designed by convict architect Francis Greenway (who received a pardon from Governor Macquarie for a job well done), the Macquarie Lightstation was constructed in 1818 and rebuilt in 1883.

Every two months, you can explore Macquarie Lightstation on a Sydney Harbour Federation Trust guided tour. Discover its fascinating history and climb the 100 stairs to the top to see magnificent harbour and city views. Tours depart between 10am and 4pm and take approximately 20 minutes.

You can visit the grounds all year round or stop by as part of Sydney's scenic Great Coastal Walk following the south-east shoreline of Sydney Harbour.

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