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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is now open and welcoming visitors again.

What they're doing?
- Reduced the capacity to 8 people for guided tower tours
- Increased the cleaning of all high touch areas
- Implemented hand sanitiser stations throughout
- All staff have completed Covid-19 specific hygiene training

What is asked of you?
- Pre-book your visit online to avoid disappointment
- Encouragement to pay contactless by card for items purchased at the site
- Respect the social distancing of staff and other guests when you visit
- Have an amazing time!

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Cape Leeuwin Centre open 8.45am – 5.00pm. Fully-guided lighthouse tours depart every half hour from 9.00am - 4.30pm daily. Interpretive Centre Heritage Pass only (no tower entry) 8.45am – 4.30pm. Extra tours during peak holiday times. Closed Christmas Day.
AUD $20.00 for adults
Leeuwin Rd, Augusta WA 6290
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a 10-minute drive south of Augusta, at the very end of the Leeuwin Road.
  • Gift shop
  • Restaurant or Cafe
  • Special exhibitions (galleries, museums etc)
  • Open for Business
    Open for Business
  • Rainy Day
    Rainy Day
  • Scenic Spot
    Scenic Spot
  • Sunny Day
    Sunny Day

As the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a must-see attraction. This historic lighthouse is situated at the most south-westerly point of Australia, at the tip of a spectacular peninsula - where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet.

Take a trip through maritime history and learn how this famous landmark was constructed from local limestone in 1895, and is still a vital working lighthouse for vessels navigating the treacherous cape. It's also one of the best land-based vantage points for spotting whales from May - September!

The new Interpretive Centre, housed within one of the original lighthouses keepers' cottages, is an outstanding interactive experience that celebrates the history and lives of the numerous lighthouse keepers who were custodians of this rugged coastline.

Visitors can also enjoy a coffee or delicious light refreshments in the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Cafe.

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A beautiful lighthouse on a cape where Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean meet. You could get to see a whale if you’re lucky. You need to book a tour in order to climb up the lighthouse. At the museum at the cabin where light keepers used to reside, you could get educated about the history. There is a cafe at the entrance and you can enjoy hot meals. We had burgers and pasta, it was convenient you can grab lunch before/after sightseeing. Ayaka I
Beautiful location and a must visit if you are in the region, we loved our time at the lighthouse☀️ Susanne Norris
Great view and experience. Make sure to check out the heritage water wheel on the way out. Extremely windy when we went. But would definitely recommend having a visit. Victoria Sipinkas
We paid $20 per adult for a guided tour up the lighthouse. It's a great spot for a look around. There's a cafe and they got very good coffee and croissant and gift shop as you enter. Quite a range of lighthouse themed ornaments. The tour takes about half an hour. You learn about the history of the place and the duties of a lighthouse keeper. Up the top you can walk around for five minutes and take photos. Well worth a visit. Syants Shrestha
Love the new interpretive centre/museum. Was super windy today so didn't venture up the lighthouse this time but have done it in the past. Great views. And don't forget the water wheel. Heather Upton
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