Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Star 4.5 (1764 Google reviews)
A Message Regarding Current Restoration Works:
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is undertaking significant restoration works at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse as part of its nationwide maintenance and conservation program for lighthouses across Australia. The restoration work is scheduled from September 2021 through to September 2022.
During this period the Lighthouse tower will be closed and guided tours will be suspended. The precinct, however, will remain open to visitors, who will continue to have access to the Lighthouse grounds and award-winning interpretive centre housed in one of the original lighthouse keepers’ cottages.
The Cape Leeuwin Café also remains open during this period of work.

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

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9:00am - 3:00pm daily.
During WA school holidays and public holidays Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is open 9:00am - 5:00pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
Due to the restoration works, access to the viewing platforms to see where the two oceans meet may be restricted. Guided tours are on hold, but the Cafe and award-winning Lightkeeper's Cottage Interpretive Centre remain open.
☕ Cafe: open for coffee, lunch and delicious snacks
🗝️ Interpretive Centre: open
⚓ Lighthouse Tours/Tower: closed until late September, 2022
🌊 Ocean viewing platforms: access may be restricted/platforms closed at various stages for safety
We would love to welcome you soon. Please phone 9757 7411 if you have any questions about what you can experience.
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a 10-minute drive south of Augusta, at the very end of the Leeuwin Road.
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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.

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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Leeuwin Rd, Augusta WA 6290, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.5 (1764 Google reviews)
jay Mason 24 November 2021

Couldn't visit the lighthouse due to work being done. Visiting the old cottages was very interesting though. Took a little step back in time for this one. Worth a visit

Alia Rashid Khan 13 April 2022

Highly recommend going through the museum and watching the short film on the Lighthouse. It is very creative. Shout out for Bruce for being welcoming and friendly! Hope to come again after the lighthouse's renovations have finished 🤞

Puneet Sehgal 07 June 2022

Visited lighthouse when it was under repair so had scaffolding around but was worth a brief visit. Beautiful location, very windybut clean spot. There is a track nearby to see rocks, signs to beware of snakes so supervise your kids.

Addie Milne 26 May 2022

We had a great time at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse even though it was under construction there was still quite a bit to do the set up of videos in the museum/ old cottage were very well done and so was the signage with information. The views were breathtaking and there was lots of parking available. The staff was lovely and also suggested other places for us to go and visit!