Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Barrenjoey Lighthouse sits at Sydney’s most northern point - Barrenjoey Head at Palm Beach.

Positioned 91 metres above sea level, the lighthouse can be reached by a couple of walks. Take the picturesque one kilometre walking track to the top, which is an easy walk offering outstanding views along the track. Or for those who are keen for a challenging short hike, take the Smugglers track to the top. Getting its name from the customs officers who built the track around 1850 to monitor any smugglers bringing contraband into Broken Bay, it now offers a steeper and shorter trek to the lighthouse. Don’t worry though, the walk isn’t as hard as it looks and is well worth the effort.

Bring your camera or your binoculars if you’re whale watching. Or you may simply want to capture the panoramic views of Broken Bay, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and the Central Coast.

It is an easy daytrip from Sydney and is a great place to bring overseas visitors - they may recognise the lighthouse from Home and Away. Afterwards, head to the Summer Bay Surf Club for an ice-cream or cold drink.

Nearby events

  1. Contours By Mike Staniford

    Tuesday 20 November 2018 to Friday 23 November 2018 , North Sydney Chatswood

    Mike Staniford will be presenting his debut solo exhibition, ‘Contours’, showcasing a collection of evocative landscape paintings that explore the contours of the land. Running from 8 November to 28 November at ‘me Artspace’ in St…

    20 Nov - 23 Nov
  2. Flower Crown Group Class

    Tuesday 20 November 2018 to Friday 29 April 2022 , North Sydney Chatswood

    Have a special event coming up? Perhaps a hen's, a birthday, or some other occasion? Create flower crowns with Helen from Lime Tree Bower, who has over 8,000 Instagram followers (for good reason). You'll get to choose from a wide…

    20 Nov - 29 Apr
  3. A Life In Print - Ian Gardiner

    Tuesday 20 November 2018 to Saturday 22 December 2018 , Sydney North

    This retrospective showcase of much-admired artist and teacher Ian Gardiner (1943-2008) features colourful etchings, linocuts, mono-prints, woodcuts and woodblock prints. Bold, abstract and powerful interpretations of the human body are…

    20 Nov - 22 Dec