Sydney Harbour might be the ‘it’ girl of the easily accessible ocean vistas and accompanying lighthouses, but the city’s south has some splendid sights up its sleeve. The angular Cape Bailey Lighthouse shines just south of Botany Bay in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Sure, the tower built in 1950 might not have the grandeur of the more mature structures, and its face is often marked by the doodling of graffiti artists, but it’s in such a stunning spot that it can’t be ignored. The Kurnell light stands amongst the greenery near the cliff edge, and you can gaze out from its raised position after you’ve sweated it out on the 2.5km walk from Cape Solander Drive.
Getting there from the CBD: Driving is your best bet, but if you enjoy a public transport journey, it is possible to train it to Cronulla and then take a bus up to the start of the road.