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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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    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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Plan Your Trip: Featured Itineraries

7 Days of Summer in the Margaret River Region

  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 1 x half-day tour Cape Cultural Tours & Koomal Dreaming
  • 1 x half-day tour with Bike Swim Hike Dunsborough
  • 1x 3 hour sail with Willie Pearl Lugger Cruises
  • 1 x half-day tour with Augusta River Tours

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.

From Melbourne to Margaret River: 7 Day Itinerary

  • 6 nights accommodation for two adults
  • Guided tour of Cape Naturaliste and Ngilgi Cave with Wadandi Cultural Custodian Josh Whiteland from Cape Cultural Tours
  • Night ride through the Boranup Forest with Margaret River Mountain Bike Tours
  • Walking food tour of Margaret River township with Walk Talk Taste

Google Reviews

15
Dec
2020
A very interesting location, fantastic views over where the Southern Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet. From May to October this is also a good whale watching location. many of the original buildings have been faithfully restored which gives a great insight to what life was like at Cape Leeuwin. Graham Jackaman
01
Dec
2020
Had a beautiful day to view the lighthouse. Very interesting stories of the lighthouse life for the families. Guides were very helpful and friendly providing lots of extra info. Well worth a visit! Lorraine M
17
Dec
2020
Loved this place. It's nice, quiet, and scenic - a little out of the way, but it keeps the number of tourists low. The view of the 2 seas side by side is a photoworthy shot. J C
05
Dec
2020
Great view and vibes. Extra windy and chilly so take a jacket and friend for hugs. Would recommend the light house tour. Nivedithaa diwakar
20
Jul
2020
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
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