Macquarie Lighthouse - Vaucluse
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 - 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.