tour prices & times

Child passes are for children 16 years and under. Children under the age of 4 are unable to go up the lighthouse tower.

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discover

Climb the lighthouse tower for the full Cape Leeuwin experience, or stroll the grounds and soak up some maritime history.
  • Historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is situated at the most south westerly tip of Australia, standing at the point where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet - 8 kilometres west of Augusta. With a stunning blue backdrop of the ocean meeting the sky the lighthouse appears to glow in white splendour during summer, whilst during winter the awesome force of the fierce Southern Ocean and powerful Indian Ocean crashing against the Cape makes your visit a unique, awesome and contrasting experience year round.

  • A famous maritime landmark and important meteorological site from which data is collected, the tower stands 39 metres high from ground level and 56 metres above sea level. Its piercing beam, which has an intensity of one million candles, shines over the surrounding rugged sea and landscape for 26 nautical miles or 48 kilometres. Cape Leeuwin on which the lighthouse stands is also the start point for the Cape to Cape Track. Nearby is also the Old Waterwheel, a wooden water wheel that once supplied

  • water to the lighthouse from a fresh water spring in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. The water wheel has now calcified from the lime in the water, and although the wheel no longer turns water still trickles over the structure, as fresh as the day the water wheel was first erected.

    A visitor centre, café and retail shop are contained within the lighthouse precinct. Enjoy a light lunch or cappuccino in one of the heritage cottages overlooking Flinders Bay.

  • Current restoration of the historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse has been proudly supported by the South West Development Commission. The SWDC's aim is to make the South West region an even greater place to live, work and invest.

winter

great timing for lighthouse tours!

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how to get here

from margaret river

~ 30 min drive

from perth

~ 3.5 hour drive

scout

the beginning of your cape to cape adventure from where the two oceans meet.

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"So we are moving to a lighthouse, you and I..." (Josh Pyke, Australian singer songwriter)

Tours of the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse run every day of the year except Christmas Day (25th December). Climb the lighthouse tower for the full Cape Leeuwin experience, or stroll the grounds and soak up some maritime history. An Ultimate Pass is also available if you want to visit the three spectacular show caves as well.

  • Lighthouse grounds: 9am - 5pm, last entry to the grounds 4:45pm
  • Climb the tower 9am to 4.30pm, every 30 minutes.

Note: extra tours (every half hour) run during school holidays - call the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse on +61 8 9758 1920 or email welcome@margaretriver.com for more information. Please visit the Tourism WA website for Western Australian school holiday dates.