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Metro Mirage Hotel Newport, Northern Beaches - Barrenjoey Lighthouse

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Rating 3.5
Rating 3.5
Rating 3.5
Rating 3.5

Explore one of the most iconic and historic buildings on the Northern Beaches, while taking in the spectacular views of Palm Beach, the Hawksbury River and Pittwater.

Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Standing at Barrenjoey Head at Palm Beach (the most northern point in Sydney), the Barrenjoey Lighthouse is a heritage listed lighthouse built in 1881. The stunning sandstone lighthouse is a view in itself, and is only enhanced by the panoramic views surrounding it.


The Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk is a well-known walk leading to the historic lighthouse; it requires moderate fitness and usually takes around 30 minutes from the carpark to the top, there is no other way to get to the top. The walk is a great way to take in the sights and natural environment of what makes this headland such a beautiful and special place. Visitors are free to walk around the lighthouse, take photos and explore the headland.  The views simply speak for themselves, the stunning 360 degree views of the headland are a must see when visiting the Northern Beaches.


Visiting Barrenjoey Lighthouse makes for a great day out as there are so many activities in the area, including the walk itself, swimming at Palm Beach, and visiting the many cafes and shops of Palm Beach.


Barrenjoey Lighthouse is a must see attraction when in the Northern Beaches, the historic lighthouse, the panoramic views and range of activities in the area create an action packed and memorable experience for all travellers.


Getting there and general information:


The only way to the lighthouse is via foot; it requires moderate fitness and is usually around 30minutes each way. It is an 18 minute drive from Metro Mirage Hotel Newport to the Governor Phillip car park, there is paid parking available.


Using public transport visitors can catch the 199 or L90 bus towards palm beach from Dearin Reserve, Kalinya St, the bus ends at the Palm Beach Golf Club visitors get off here and will need to walk 2 minutes further to reach the Governor Phillip Park, this is where the walk begins. This bus trip will take under 30 minutes to reach the starting point of the walk.


Travellers should be aware that there are no toilets or food available at the top of the headland, toilets are available in the car park at the start of the walk. Visitors are advised to bring adequate water and food, wear proper walking shoes and clothing and to be aware of the weather conditions.


More information is available to visitors on the official website here:


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Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk, Palm Beach