This lighthouse is within Sydney Harbour National Park. National Parks and Wildlife Service restored the lighthouse and other buildings starting in 1977.
Tower Height: 30
Height of Focal Plane: 90
Characteristic and Range: Long white flash every 5 seconds; range 15 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Conical sandstone tower with vertical red and white stripes.
This light is operational
At least two one-story keeper's houses, used as Army housing WW II through 1977.
Date Established: 1858
Date Present Tower Built: 1858
Date Automated: 1933
Optics: 1858: First order Fresnel lens. 1948: New ? order lens.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Keepers: Henry Johnson (1858-?)