Smoky Cape Lighthouse, South West Rocks

4.8
#2 of 13 in Things to do in South West Rocks
Perched on a granite plateau at 140 m (460 ft) above sea level, the light of Smoky Cape Lighthouse is the highest in town. This lighthouse is still in operation and lights up the coastline nightly. During daylight hours, the lighthouse is open for tours of its historic building, a treat for any maritime enthusiast. Consider renting a room at the former lighthouse keeper's cottage that's converted into a bed and breakfast. Supplement your lighthouse tour with hikes in the surrounding national park, where you'll find breathtaking views over the water and an array of local flora and fauna. Use our South West Rocks trip maker to arrange your visit to Smoky Cape Lighthouse and other attractions in South West Rocks.
Create an itinerary including Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Smoky Cape Lighthouse Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
442 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Been here several times on various visits to South West Rocks. Steep walk up the hill from carpark but will worth it for the amazing views. Lots of historical information about the lighthouse on displ...  more »
  • What a beautiful spot. The old lighthouse was a joy to visit. Lots of visitors the day we were went. The view from up there looking along the coast was worth the trip  more »
Google
  • The most awesome guide! Great tour. Very interesting maritime history. Awesome views. And we saw dolphins!
  • The place is beautiful. The people who run the place are friendly. There's amazing views at the light house. The best place to holiday is at near by South West Rocks outside of summer. You can get some good prices on house rentals.

Plan your trip to South West Rocks

  • Get a personalised plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customise it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best activities
    and find special offers
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in South West Rocks

4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 8​h

Side trips from South West Rocks

5.0
Duration: 8​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in South West Rocks

4.9
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 3​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in South West Rocks

5.0
Duration: 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h