Macquarie Lighthouse

Lighthouse in Sydney Harbourside

Visible from all over Sydney, this striking white lighthouse was built in the 1880s as an exact replica of the original Francis Greenway–designed structure (1818). It’s a pretty spot, with grassy lawns, heavenly ocean views and a clifftop trail extending to Watsons Bay. Before the lighthouse was built, a series of fires were lit along this coast to keeps ships away from the cliffs. Occasional tours run: check the website and book ahead.