Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Not far from where we are staying is Barrenjoey Lighthouse, so as Alice was with us for the weekend we decided to have a walk along the beach and up to the lighthouse.

Positioned 91m above sea level, the lighthouse can be reached by the Smugglers track to the top. Getting its name from the customs officers who built the track around 1850 to monitor any smugglers bringing contraband into Broken Bay, it now offers a steeper and shorter trek to the lighthouse.

From the top you can capture the panoramic views of Broken Bay, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and the Central Coast.

Barrenjoey Lighthouse built in 1881 from sandstone quarried on site, the lighthouse, its oil room and keepers’ cottages remain unpainted in the original stone finish.