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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)
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    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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5 Day Luxury Itinerary

  • Choice of 5 or 6 nights luxury accommodation
  • Guided tour of Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
  • Private Wine Chapel Experience sparkling wine tasting at Howard Park
  • Full-day “Luxury Taster” tour with Walk Into Luxury, including a world-class winery lunch
  • Relaxation treatment at Bodhi J Wellness Spa Retreat
  • Dinner for two at Cape Lodge
  • Half-day sailing tour in the Meelup Regional Park
  • Option to add full-day chauffeur services or luxury airport transfers

Google Reviews

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
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
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
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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