Henry Head (Endeavour) Lighthouse

James Cook’s Endeavour entered Botany Bay in 1770 and the crew made first contact with land in Australia. The Comte de Laperouse met the first fleet here in 1788.

The lighthouse was built in 1955 on the northern headland of the entrance to Botany Bay, east of Laperouse and next to the New South Wales Golf Club

Behind the lighthouse is the historic Henry Head Battery with its World War II bunker and supply buildings.

The National Parks have good information on the walking track to the lighthouse and a map.

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Macquarie

Macquarie

Macquarie
Old South Head Rd, Vaucluse NSW 2030, Australia

Macquarie

Direction

Henry Head

Henry Head

Henry Head
Henry Head Firetrail, La Perouse NSW 2036, Australia

Henry Head

Direction

Cape Baily

Cape Baily

Cape Baily
Cape Baily Lighthouse, Kurnell NSW 2231, Australia

Cape Baily

Direction

Keepers

This lighthouse was never manned.

Technical Details

First Exhibited
Permanent Tower
Current Tower
Status
LocationLat. 33°59'53.64"S Long. 151°14'17.44"E
Original Optic
Current Optic
Automated
Demanned
Construction
Height
Elevation
Range
Character
Intensity
Light Source
Power Source
Operator
Custodian
Notes

  NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.

Access

The park is open all year round and there are no entry fees. There is no access to the lighthouse tower.

Tours

No

Accommodation

No

Museum

No

Sources

Images: Garry & William Searle