9:00am - 4:00pm daily.
During WA school holidays and public holidays Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is open 9:00am - 5:00pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
☕ Cafe: open for coffee, lunch and delicious snacks (Closed Thursdays)
🗝️ Interpretive Centre: open
⚓ Lighthouse Tours: Depart every half an hour from 9am until 4.30pm, please book online.
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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 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 Café Friday - Wednesday (closed Thursday).
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Leeuwin Rd, Augusta WA 6290, Australia
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4.6 (2264 Google reviews)
Gabe Shakour12 August 2023
Tallest lighthouse in mainland Australia at 39m and stands on the meeting point between two oceans. If you’re all the way down here it’d be silly not to include this in your itinerary as there isn’t much else in Augusta anyways.
Tours are $21 for adults and run every 30min or so. There’s the option to get onto the grounds for $7.50 but only the full tour will allow you to enter the lighthouse and it’s definitely worth it. Just make sure you have some warm clothes/a windbreaker cause the winds can get pretty intense.
Kim Osborne04 September 2023
Amazing experience doing the tour up the lighthouse. Our guide was very informative and friendly. Had coffee and toasted sandwiches at the cafe and it was very nice. Very friendly and pleasant staff. This is a must do when visiting Augusta. Just be aware it gets very windy and can be quite cold up on top of the lighthouse.
Deb Kairn06 August 2023
Meeting of two oceans - Indian and Southern - beautiful location for a stunning lighthouse. Loved visiting here and going through the keeper's cottage. The scones are superior to any previously enjoyed.
Chris Fellows22 May 2023
The place where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean. This is the most south western point in the Australian continent. The tour of the lighthouse is well worth taking as it provides spectacular views over the ocean and coastline. A guide takes you on the tour and provides a very comprehensive overview of how the lighthouse has operated over its lifetime including up to the present day. However, be prepared to walk up and down 176 steps. Cost of the tour is $21 for adults.