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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

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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)
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • 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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This itinerary can be tailored specifically to your travel dates and interests. Please contact Central Reservations on +61 8 9780 5911 or enquire below.

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Google Reviews

02
Jan
2020
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. Santosh Shrestha
02
Jan
2020
It was good experience climbing up the lighthouse. Beautiful views from the top point. Although it wasn't too great. If you have time to visit then it's fun, but not a Must. Good food at the café in shop. suruchi thapar
15
Dec
2019
Was a bit surprised by the entry fee but was quite a good place to walk. Strong gust of wind even in the summer and interesting to find the point where the 2 oceans meet. Beautiful lighthouse. JunLong Z
14
Oct
2019
Fascinating to say the least! This lighthouse is unique for two reasons:- 1. It is located at the meeting point of the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean. 2. It is located at the southernmost tip of the Western Australia. The view from the top of the lighthouse is simply splendid. Apart from the sleek path which connects the lighthouse to the mainland, the lighthouse is almost surrounded in 360 degree by water . arnab chatterjee
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