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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Augusta Heritage and Culture

Details

Hours: 8.45am to 4.30pm daily. Guided Tower Tours every half hour from 9.00am to 4.30pm.'Heritage Pass' precinct entry from 8.45am. Closed Christmas Day.

As the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a must-see attraction in the Margaret River Region.This historic lighthouse is situated just south of Augusta, at the tip of a spectacular peninsula - where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet - the most south-westerly point of Australia.

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. Your guide will lead you to the top of the tower, where a vast seascape will unfold before you. Be awed by the crashing waves and the wilderness of the landscape. A new Interpretive Centre, housed in one of the original lighthouse keepers' cottages, celebrates the history and lives of the numerous lighthouse keepers who were custodians of this rugged coastline. Using artefacts and stories, interactive technology and a large-scale animated film, visitors can discover fascinating insights into the lives of the men, women and children who once lived at the tallest lighthouse in mainland Australia. Visitors can also enjoy a coffee or delicious light refreshments in the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Cafe.

Adult: $20.00 Child (4-16yrs): $14.00 Family (2 adults + 2 Children): $58.00 Additional Children: $10.00 Seniors: $18.00 Children prices are based on ages 4 - 16 years.
Children under 4 years of age are not permitted to climb the tower.
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings required for groups. Tickets can also be purchased at the site or any of our other attractions, plus one of the local Visitor Centres in Busselton, Dunsborough or Margaret River.
Places cannot be reserved on tours without prior purchase of a ticket.

For the bird enthusiasts!

This area is a favourite haunt of the Rock Parrot. The Cape is an excellent place to go sea birding in winter. Southern and Northern Giant–winged Petrel, Cape and Great–winged Petrel, Black-browed, Shy and Yellow-nosed Albatross, Wilson’s Storm-Petrel and Australian Gannet have all been sighted here!

The small Islands just off the coast are reserves for breeding sea birds such as Little Penguin, Flesh-footed and Little Shearwaters and Bridled and Crested Terns, which all form colonies here.

Facilities

  • Café
  • Open for lunch
  • Tours

Map & Directions

Leeuwin Road, AUGUSTA WA 6290, Australia

Directions

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is 10 minutes south of Augusta, at the very end of the Leeuwin Road.

Cancellation Policy

Tickets purchased for Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse are valid for the stated tour time only. While we will make every effort to accommodate guests on a subsequent tour it is not our policy to refund for no-shows or cancellations. Arrival at the ticket counter 10 minutes prior to tour time is required. During busy holiday periods your place on the tour may be reallocated if you have not checked in 5 minutes prior to tour departure.
Visitors participate in the tour activity at their own risk.