New South Wales Lighthouses

For hundreds of years Lighthouses have stretched the NSW coastline, some are open to the public and many are still in working condition.

Several are managed by National Parks & Wildlife and others are maintained by NSW Roads & Maritime Services. Within Sydney Harbour lighthouses are maintained by Port Authority NSW.

Open Lighthouses

The grounds for most lighthouses are open to the public, however there may be periodic restrictions. See each lighthouse page for details. The following lighthouse towers are open to the public throughout the year or at special events only as described.


Bradleys Head

Cape Byron

Fort Denison

Green Cape

Grotto Point


Nelson Head


Norah Head


Montague Island

Point Perpendicular – Special events only

Port Stephens Lighthouse and Fingal Island

South Solitary Island – On special tours

Smoky Cape

Sugarloaf Point

Wollongong Breakwater

Woollongong Head