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Macquarie Lighthouse Tour

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  • $6 per adult
  • $4 per child
  • $4 per concession
  • $4 per senior
  • $14 for a family pass

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  • Times: Tours will run between 10am and 4pm on select Sundays (TBD)
  • Tickets for each date released on the 1st day of the month they are scheduled to run. 
  • Duration: 20 mins


  • Car
  • Bus
  • Foot

See Plan ahead for details on getting here.

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Meeting point

Macquarie Lightstation, Old South Head Road (opposite Macquarie Road), Vaucluse, NSW 2030


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During this special 20-minute tour, our experienced volunteer guide will regale you with the storied history of Australia’s first lighthouse, built at Vaucluse in 1818.

After exploring the lower level of Macquarie Lighthouse, you will ascend 100 steps to the lantern room and, from there, access a balcony for a breathtaking panoramic view of Sydney Harbour and the Pacific Ocean (and a selfie opportunity that will make you the envy of friends and family).


Book tickets for a Macquarie Lighthouse Tour...

Tickets are $6 per adult, $4 per child (12 & under), $4 per concession and $4 per senior. Family passes (2 adults, 2 children) are $14. 

[NOTE: We have yet to announce our next Macquarie Lighthouse Tour. We look forward to offering it again soon.]

Macquarie Lighthouse Volunteers Balcony Vaucluse Sydney 650X550
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Book tickets for our next tour and we’ll shed light on one of the nation’s most important navigational light sources. [NOTE: We have yet to announce our next Macquarie Lighthouse Tour. We look forward to offering it again soon.]
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Plan Ahead

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Service NSW app – COVID Safe check-in

As a registered COVID Safe business, we require ticketholders to visit the Service NSW website, upon arrival at the tour meeting point, and scan a QR code to ensure a COVID Safe check-in.

[Note: When you check in, only the tour location and the time of visit is recorded. This information is stored for 28 days and only for the purpose of contact tracing, if necessary.]

Other conditions for tour participation

To comply with the NSW Government’s COVID-19 public health orders, we are limiting the number of people per tour. Currently, we are permitting 10 people per tour. Further, members of each group must ensure they:

  • bring and wear a face mask for the duration of the tour;
  • maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres from others;
  • have not travelled overseas within the last 14 days;
  • have not had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within the last 14 days; and
  • are not unwell and have not had any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.
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Although this is an all-ages tour, people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Further, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are advised that the tour contains stories (and may contain images and/or visuals) of deceased people.

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This tour involves climbing 100 steps to the lantern room, and it is not suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. A good level of fitness and mobility is required and it is not suitable for those with heart or breathing conditions.

What to bring arrow

Suitable walking shoes, a sunhat and wet weather gear (if needed).

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Tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in the event of extreme weather. 

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Ahead of your visit, we encourage you to read the terms and conditions for this tour.

Getting here arrow

For information about getting to Macquarie Lightstation, including by public transport, see: Visit Macquarie Lightstation. This webpage also contains information on visitor parking and public facilities.

Macquarie Lighthouse Lantern Room Vaucluse Sydney 650X550

Helpful links

Learn more about Macquarie Lightstation and other heritage sites protected by the Harbour Trust...