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A Message regarding COVID-19

Our Cave and Lighthouse tours have reopened, and we are excited to be welcoming visitors again. The Margaret River Region Caves and Lighthouses will operate within the Health Department’s COVID-19 recommendations to protect staff and visitors.

What are we doing?
- Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse has reduced the capacity on 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)
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  • Scenic Spot
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    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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Plan Your Trip: Featured Itineraries

2020 Global Eco Conference – Margaret River Coast Package – 7 nights

7 nights accommodation as selected
Cape Naturaliste Coast & Wildlife Tour
Whale Watching on Geographe Bay
Busselton Jetty & Underwater Observatory Tour
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tower Tour
Jewel Cave Tour

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

2020 South West Heritage Conference, Busselton 27-29 May

3 nights conference style accommodation (or 6 night long weekend extension)
Jewel Cave Guided Tour
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tower Tour & entry

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

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

Margaret River On Tour – 7 Day Family Friendly Margaret River Itinerary

  • 6 nights accommodation for two adults & two children
  • 1 x private wine tour
  • Forest Adventures passes
  • Lake Cave passes
  • Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse passes

Google Reviews

Great place to visit when you're visiting Augusta, WA! There's a fee to enter the vicinity and a fee to enter the lighthouse for a guided tour, but it's all worth it! There's a small museum on the way and an amazing view of the lighthouse. The tour guide was very nice, climbing was a bit of a struggle as there's a lot of steps so definitely not for the faint of heart, but there are stops along the way and you get to know about it's history. If not climbing, you can just sit and relax at the small cafe or buy souvenirs at their souvenir shop at the entrance. Great job for the caretaker and staff! 😃 janine
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
Amazing views, grounds are very well kept and delight to walk around. family had fun seeing where the light house keepers lived. had a guided tour up the light house, our guide Jackson was ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!! very well spoken great humor and polite, Especially with my 6 year old and all his questions, museum has great history and fun to learn, had a great visit definitely recommend Ashley Davis
A really beautiful place, immaculately kept and friendly staff. Loved our time exploring the lighthouse and will recommend to friends and family. Michael Phillips
Such a lovely spot and beautifully maintained. Well worth a visit, also has an interesting museum and nice coffee shop. Kathi W
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