This lighthouse is situated at Sydney’s most northern point, Barrenjoey Head at Palm Beach. Soaring high into the sky at 91 metres above sea level, the best way to get there is by putting on your walking shoes and pounding the pavement. You can either take the picturesque one kilometre walking track to the top or the challenging short hike which has been nicknamed the Smugglers’ Track. The customs officers who built the track around 1850 used the track to monitor any smugglers bringing contraband into Broken Bay, which is how it got its names. The walk is definitely worth the effort, the views are incredible!
Palm Beach, NSW, Australia, +61 (02) 9472 9300
Indigenous Australians originally inhabited this island land prior to European settlement and used it as a fishing base. Later on it become a penal establishment for convicts who had re-offended in the colonies. These days it has become a cultural hot spot where you can sleep overnight in glamping tents, enjoy a meal at one of the the harbourside restaurants or explore the historical sites. It is easily accessible by ferries leaving from Circular Quay.