Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is situated at the most south-westerly point of Australia, the tip of a spectacular peninsula where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. As the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a must-see attraction. Visitors take a trip through maritime history and learn how this famous landmark was constructed from local limestone in 1895, and still functions as a vital working lighthouse for vessels navigating the treacherous cape. The guided tour takes visitors to the top of the tower, where a vast seascape of crashing waves and wild rocky shoreline unfolds. An Interpretive Centre, housed within one of the original lighthouse 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. Between the months of May and September whales are often sighted from the tower as they migrate along the coastline.
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  • Teacake_Taster
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom1,143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Two oceans meet
    We planned on going to Jewel cave but just went to the cafe where we had a good coffee and went on to Leeuwin lighthouse where we had a walk around and visited the museum. Great spot on a sunny day but it was a bit breezy so didn’t fancy going up. Well worth visiting on a sunny day as great views of the Indian / Southern Oceans and things to look at.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 6, 2023
  • KazbahD
    36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most southwestern point of Australia - just go because you can.
    This is a great spot just to say I've been to the most southwestern point of Australia. It was a hot day in WA so travelling down here was a little cooler but it is pretty windy. We weren't organised and didn't book a tour of the lighthouse so be better than us and book in advance. :). Great buildings with historical references. Worth the trip.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 5, 2024
  • DarylJ552
    Carlsbad, California3,429 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    OLD LIGHTHOUSE WITH SPECTACULAR VIEW
    The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is located a few kilometers South of Augusta, WA. It was built in 1895 and sits on a bluff overlooking the place where the Indian Ocean meets The Southern Sea. You have to take a tour to go to the top of the lighthouse so we skipped that and went to the interesting museum in the old lightkeepers house.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 11, 2024
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Craig J
Sydney, Australia89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Take the tour to the top of the 39m high lighthouse to see the best view where the oceans meet. The old bloke (guide) is very informative and well worth the small fee. Even if you don’t like heights.. you can still go to the top and enjoy the lighthouse mechanics. Ok.. sure the stairs are a bit rusty.. but there’ve been there > 100 years.. :-)

The precinct features a visitor centre, interpretive displays, café and retail shop in one of the historic cottages.

Don’t have anything negative to say about this place :-)
Written February 15, 2020
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TopEndFamily
Darwin NT51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Located where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet, this lighthouse is well worth the time to visit. Tours are available to enter the lighthouse, or you can just pay to walk around the outside and look at the colliding seas. There are a few old buildings that have been restored, including the keeper's cottage which houses some interesting artifacts and runs a (slightly strange) movie. There is the usual gift shop and a small cafe.
Written January 18, 2020
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M5205ZRsuet
Busselton, Australia167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Took a family member who was here on holiday from UK - she had a lovely time. We've een many times and there's always a bit more to do. Great photo opportunites. The lighthouse itself is a fabulous structure, there are interesting museum type stops on the walk to the lighthouse. It's a good walk, on fairly flat terrain, unless you go off the track. Stunning views, and interesting that it's where our two oceans meet. Being the Southern and Indian oceans. The lighthouse is at the most southerly point in Australia. It can get pretty warm, but the blustery winds will keep you cool, therefore, don't forget the sunscreen and hat (if you an keep it on)
Written March 25, 2020
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Dear M5205ZRsuet, Thanks for taking the time to post some feedback. We’re always happy to hear about excellent visitor experiences at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. We're especially happy to hear that you're a frequently-returning visitor. We're constantly undertaking new and exciting conservation and preservation works, and we're super-proud of the new lighthouse-keeper cottage interp centre. You can just feel the decades of history oozing out of the walls and floorboards, and the high-tech installations are amazing. Thanks again, and see you again soon!
Written April 6, 2020
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Ian L
Berkhamsted, UK479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I think this is the most southerly point in australia and it sits where the Indian Ocean meets the southern Ocean. You can see the join honestly. Beware it is extremely windy and can be a bit chilly. access is easy and there is a constant stream of visitors walking down to the lighthouse. I just wanted to say I had done it. There is a cafe if you feel the need to eat and drink. Plus a souvenir shop if you are desperate to spend your cash.
Written January 31, 2020
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Chris S
Morley, Australia116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Business
You need to visit the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse to sau you've been to the most S. W. point in Australia.
You can book a tour of the lighthouse or walk up to it.
The Visitors Centre is interesting and a museum has been opened in one of the old lighthouse keepers cottages.
Make time for a coffee or snack too.
The scones are great.

Written August 15, 2020
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Sarah Tassie
St. John's, Canada75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I didn't take the guided tour as it was sold out, so walked around the grounds itself. There is museum in one of the keepers houses, which provided information on the lifestyle of the keepers and the area. The lighthouse is only accessible if you go on the tour, so I could only admire it from the outside. It was also cool to see where the two oceans meet.
Written January 4, 2020
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Christopher F
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Excellent and informative tour from Richard. Fantastic views and the view from the top outside was well worth the journey. Would highly recommend to anyone considering a visit. The lighthouse keepers cottage adds to the experience and a nice cafe serving great food adds to this gem of a spot in Western Australia.
Written January 31, 2020
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Bartonbears
Coffs Harbour, Australia2,632 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
There is presently the final part of a massive refurbishment of the lighthouse so it is understandable that there was no access to the lighthouse. However, it seems that blocking access to the viewpoint over the meeting of the Indian and Southern Oceans was unreasonable, particularly given that an entry fee (albeit reduced) is being charged. The shop/museum promised an impressive audio-visual, but it provided little or no information about the construction and history of the lighthouse. The exception to this was the room with "talking pictures" - these were impressive and fun. The cafe could be enormously improved by providing table seating with a view of the ocean and other cosmetic improvements. We hope these will come once the lighthouse is open again.
Written September 18, 2022
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Tammy M
23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
I remember wen we walked the grounds of the lighthouse without being charged and there has always been a fee for entry to the lighthouse itself. It was a priveledge to stand at the point closest to antartica. Now u cant even walk through the shop without being hassled for an entry fee. A bit of a rort. And no i didnt pay at all. Seen it before, seen lighthouses before and always paying my national park fees. Not worth the expense.
Written January 12, 2021
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Dear 710tammym, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your trip to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. We are sorry that you didn't feel it was good value. Situated in Australia’s furthest SW point, where two oceans meet, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a special place. The opportunity to learn from our professional guides and climb Australia’s tallest mainland lighthouse offers a unique experience. We have the responsibility of both running the lighthouse tours and maintaining the precinct for the benefit of visitors and to preserve the heritage and environmental values of the site and its buildings in very harsh conditions. In recent years we have been slowly working on a major multi-million dollar project to restore the original lighthouse keepers’ cottages and outhouses. As an independent, not for profit organisation, this puts a big strain on our finances. We are truly grateful to all the visitors whose entry fee helps us to carry out this important work. You can probably imagine the vandalism and graffiti that would inevitably occur if the site was free and unmanaged. There are several vantage points from which people can photograph the lighthouse without paying a fee - it's pretty difficult to hide; it's huge! If you do visit again, we hope that you will take the opportunity to experience one of our tours. We receive overwhelmingly positive responses, although we never stop looking for ways to improve further. Thanks again for your feedback, and all the best for your future travels.
Written January 19, 2021
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,759 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Sitting at the most south west part of Australia, this lighthouse is well worth a visit. Two oceans actually meet at this point - the Indian and Southern Oceans. Very breezy but great views down towards the South Pole.

The lighthouse is open for tourists but we took the cheaper option (and less strenuous) which allowed us into the well-done interpretive centre plus access to all the grounds around the lighthouse. Well worth it.

There's a cafe and shop in the entrance complex.

Well worth a visit.
Written March 23, 2021
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