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Hornby Lighthouse

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Address: Victoria Street, Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales 2030, Australia

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This is one of my favorite attractions in Sydney. I took bus 324 or 325 from Hyde Park in the city to Watson Bay. This lighthouse is located at South Head and is one of the openings to Sydney Harbour. Where the bus stops you, you can walk to the edge of the cliff and enjoy the beautiful vertical fall into the sea. Walk down the street to the beach, drive to the right, through the bushes, follow the trail past Lade Bay beach (you can wear clothes, I checked at last), and then to the lighthouse. You can overlook the edge from the Lighthouse, but please note that there is no guardrail and it is far away. Possibly, but it’s tricky to climb up the rocks under this lighthouse and then walk along the huge boulders that fell from the cliff. This is where I took photos of the fitness model because the arrangement of the rocks is like a Outdoor studios, private, hard to reach places, the afternoon lights make it perfect. However, please pay attention to your own footsteps and watch out for people throwing stones in high places.

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  • JElliot32
    JElliot32
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    End of the trail

    Historic Hornby Lighthouse dates from 1858 and is the third oldest lighthouse in NSW. It is located right at the tip of South Head, and is one of the high points (in a couple of ways) of the excellent...

    Reviewed on /Date(1611584046000+0800)/
  • Teresa C
    Teresa C
    Metro Manila, Luzon
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    History in this lighthouse

    A gentle walk gets you to this historical site and stunning scenery next to naval base, HMS Watson...not open to the public.

    Reviewed on /Date(1607630882000+0800)/
  • Ask_A_Traveller
    Ask_A_Traveller
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    Great view!

    Not really a fan of hiking but this was definitely an exception. In order to get there you need to got through Camp Cove. Stunning view and a perfect place to just sit around and meditate. Visit...

    Reviewed on /Date(1601898514000+0800)/
  • Emanpee
    Emanpee
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    Picture perfect spot at Sydney Heads

    The lighthouse is in a picturesque spot on the southern headland of Sydney Harbour. Excellent views from the lighthouse and paths leading to and from. The lighthouse, and nearby lighthouse keepers cot...

    Reviewed on /Date(1599413069000+0800)/
  • Dimitris L
    Dimitris L
    Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugal
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    Historic spot

    Hornby Lighthouse is quite a historic little spot. It was in the area that the ship named Dunbar, was wrecked with the loss of more than 120 people. The ship used to do the long trip between Britain a...

    Reviewed on /Date(1582749552000+0800)/

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