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This is so worth a visit, the climb to the top is quite steep but well worth it for the view, I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Umina Beach, Australia
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What a view !

A very impressive building set high on hill ..great place for whalewatching as well. There is a bit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanne N
Kempsey, Australia
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Lighthouse Rd, South West Rocks, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6586 8300
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Reviewed 13 September 2014

The lighthouse boasts some amazing views, is a great place to watch dolphins and whales, see kangaroos, birds, have a BBQ, head down to North Smoky Beach for a swim and of course a bit of history with the lighthouse. You can even stay in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is so worth a visit, the climb to the top is quite steep but well worth it for the view, I have added a photo of information & phone number to call if you want to stay in the original cottages, we saw heaps...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very impressive building set high on hill ..great place for whalewatching as well. There is a bit of a walk uphill to the top but well worth the effort. I have lost count the amount of times I have been there but it is...More

Thank Joanne N
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful setting but a hard climb to the top , only good for fit people . The old keepers cottages can be hired out for private functions. but a great spot after all.

Thank edwinf1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant views, and the information in the light house is brilliant, the tour guides are very knowledgeable, and until coming here I was not aware that hippopotamus are descendants of whales, true, go there and read all about it. The attraction is also recognises the...More

Thank acampbell714
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Drove up to this place, then a very steep walk up to the lighthouse. Well worth the effort for the view.

Thank Jenn P
Reviewed 4 October 2018

My brother loves to ride to the top ! I love the view! Had a family picnic at the top. I love South West Rocks!

Thank G9472OJsharond
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A steep track with hand rail is provided to assist those who need them on the climb up to the lighthouse. It is all well worth it as the view for many kilometers in both directions up and down the coast is breathtakingly beautiful with...More

Thank Nodswollef
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Another beautiful place to visits. The views are so beautiful and the whole area is beautiful . Best camping sites and had plenty of place for caravans and campervan. Just amazing place to go for the whole family bith young and adults. All ages really.

Thank Stay545961
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Visited on a very clear and sunny day and the views were beautiful. The walk up to the lighthouse is very steep along an easy pathway. We were lucky enough to sight pods of whales very close to the shore which was a nice bonus....More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Even in late October we managed to spot 4 Humpbacks heading south to Antarctica. Great viewing platform at top.

Thank brucefield888
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