Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Heritage and Culture

Overview

Situated at the most south-westerly point of Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia. Cape Leeuwin is also the point where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean. It's also one of the best land-based vantage points for spotting whales from May - September!


More information

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

Adult: $20.00 Child (4-16yrs): $14.00 Family (2 adults + 2 Children): $59.00 Additional Children: $10.00 Seniors: $18.00 Children prices are based on ages 4 - 16 years.
Children under 4 years of age are not permitted to climb the tower.
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings required for groups. Tickets can also be purchased at the site or any of our other attractions, plus one of the local Visitor Centres in Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River or Augusta.
Places cannot be reserved on tours without prior purchase of a ticket.

For the bird enthusiasts!

This area is a favourite haunt of the Rock Parrot. The Cape is an excellent place to go sea birding in winter. Southern and Northern Giant–winged Petrel, Cape and Great–winged Petrel, Black-browed, Shy and Yellow-nosed Albatross, Wilson’s Storm-Petrel and Australian Gannet have all been sighted here!

The small Islands just off the coast are reserves for breeding sea birds such as Little Penguin, Flesh-footed and Little Shearwaters and Bridled and Crested Terns, which all form colonies here.

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