Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Guided tours offer fascinating insights into the region's extraordinary maritime history and the functions of a working lighthouse. An easy climb of just 59 steps, visitors to the tower balcony are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, and Geographe Bay. Housed within one of the original lightkeepers' cottages, the Lightkeepers’ Museum provides an immersive experience where visitors can explore the stories and experiences of the lightkeepers and their families through interactive technology and remarkable artifacts. The accessible observation platform at the lighthouse's base also offers sweeping ocean views and scenic photo opportunities. Between September and December whales are often seen from the tower and the observation platform as they migrate along the coastline.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Chrisneoh69
    Singapore, Singapore740 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Midget Lighthouse..interesting
    since we went to Cape Leeuwin lighthouse all the way south the day b4 we decided to do the one all the way north the next day. the surprise was this lighthouse is very short, since it sits on top of a hill. and the lighthouse keepers had it easier as their dwelling is shielded from the wind, being at bottom of the rise rather than being right in the wind, as was the case at Cape Leeuwin. Took all of 10 mins to see everything but keeper was very friendly and recommended we see Sugarloaf Rock which was well worth seeing.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 30, 2023
  • JVC_PVC
    Canberra, Australia69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views!
    A wonderful short tour of this historic landmark. Carmen, our guide was friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. She answered our questions easily and was both approachable and friendly. The lighthouse itself was interesting and had the best views of the coast and whales migrating out to sea. Highly recommended!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 18, 2023
  • Johnstanno
    Singapore, Singapore509 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth spending 45mins here!
    Suggest to visit before 3pm as there is a closing time to this attraction. We did not take the guided tour but we are all good walking to the lighthouse, take photos, enjoy the sea breeze then stroll back down (just simple one way up and down). Even bought a souvenir from the shop there. I think is a must to visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 9, 2024
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Cindy K
Perth, Australia95 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
It's $5 each just to get to the base to take photos of the lighthouse. Probably recouping the money it cost to build the boardwalk there and pay the staff who sell you tickets. You can't really see it from anywhere else. $15 if you want to do a tour. Not much else here as far as we could see - think there was some playground equipment for kids though not sure it was open.
Written July 14, 2020
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SatchmoMagoo
Perth, Australia13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The tour guide certainly knew her history of the lighthouse and was enthusiastic in her delivery.
Well run tour.
Then I did the walk down to the whale watching deck. Took me about 40 minutes return and well worth the walk.
Written February 8, 2020
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westy54
Sydney, Australia12,104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Lots of free parking near to the ticket office and entrance. Ticket office also had a good deal of information about the lighthouse and surrounding attractions available as well as souvenirs and other goods for sale. There were some displays of maritime history and old photographs and equipment in one of the cottages which used to house the lighthouse keepers and their families.

We purchased tickets for the Lighthouse Precinct and Tower which took around 30 minutes. Our guide was Dave who was very informative.

There is approximately just over a 100 metre slightly uphill walk from the cafe, which is in the same group of buildings as the ticket office, to the base of the lighthouse. It is then 61 steps (my count which was slightly different to Dave's and the advertised 59) to get to the top of the lighthouse and exit onto the outside balcony. Once outside, if not blown away, you can enjoy great panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste and the Geographe Bay coastline.

The lighthouse was built in 1903 from locally quarried limestone. It stand approximately 20 metres high. The three lighthouse keepers' cottages are made of stone and were completed in 1904.

The light was originally powered by a vapourised kerosene lamp that required the lighthouse keepers to regularly carry buckets of kerosene up the stairs. Dangerous and strenuous work. The light was only converted to automatic operation in 1978.

Enjoyable and informative visit.

quarried locally
Written April 17, 2023
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We are delighted you had a great tour. How good is Dave! Thank you for taking the time to share this review We hope to see you again soon.
Written May 1, 2023
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FionaSmith2018
Brisbane, Australia265 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Due to COVID-19 restrictions during our visit the cafe and some of the museum was not open. We had the option of touring inside the lighthouse. My mother had just had ankle surgery, so we opted for a self guided tour around the grounds and outside the lighthouse. During normal (non COVID-19) times there is a playground for children outside the reasonably sized cafe. There is normally plenty of seating outside under the shade sails. There are 3 cottages that are museums that would normally be opened if not due to COVID-19 restrictions. It is a short walk up a hill to the lighthouse. The Naturaliste lighthouse is shorter than the Leewin lighthouse in Augusta. There is a large viewing platform near the lighthouse to get good lighthouse photos and photos of the coastline. We were lucky enough to spot a kangaroo eating in the scrub close to the decking. A nice place to enjoy the coastline views
Written June 28, 2020
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S G
Perth, Australia286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Booked on line for the last tour at 4:30pm Aaron, our tour guide, met us on arrival and began walking us up to the lighthouse. He gave us lots of information and answered all our questions with ease. Our group were the only participants so it turned into a wonderful private tour! It was a short climb to the top and we were able to go outside and take some amazing photographs. A brilliant tour, a brilliant tour guide, in a serene setting an easy 30 minute drive from Busselton.
Written March 5, 2020
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kaatyn
Bunbury, Australia417 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Stunning views of the ocean. We didn't pay to go to the top of the lighthouse as the views were equally as stunning from ground level. Not as pleasant on windy blustery days as what it is on a summers day.
Cafe selling hit coffee in case one is needed.
Written May 22, 2021
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HDStripad
Australia907 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Good to learn about the tough life of the lighthouse keepers and their families. Outstanding views from the viewing platform. We chose not to climb the stairs inside the lighthouse but the guide obligingly repeated the information on the way back to the visitors' centre.
Written September 10, 2022
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia3,434 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We paid for a self guided walk to the Light House, we didn't know there was an option for a guided tour or we might have taken in. There are three cottages and many small buildings beside the Light House at the complex. The Light House is still operating and all buildings have been really well maintained. There is a lookout at the back of the lighthouse where we went in search of whales as it is their migrating season.
Written September 21, 2021
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Mikenliz
Perth, Australia159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Good value, though we didn't do the full tour.
Very friendly guy on the counter, gave us a few tips.
Some informative historical info in different rooms, with interactive areas, which is great for kids.
There are signs outside all with relevant information about the area.
Great view of the surrounding area, even without climbing to the top.
The food smelled great from the small cafe within.
Written July 12, 2021
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Karen S
Perth, Australia211 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We arrived to late to gain entry to the lighthouse and grounds, last entry is 4.30pm. You can take several different walks around the lighthouse and surrounding bush. We took the walk suggested 40mins. The path starts out paved, and not too long into just becomes a sandy path, not so easy to walk; and heaps of dusty dirty sand in shoes. 3/4 he way around a rather long brown coloured snake with a thick girth was across our path, and the path in parts narrowed which wasnt very comforting after that.
Written February 3, 2020
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