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“Interesting visit”

Cape Willoughby Lighthouse
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Owner description: The first lighthouse erected in South Australia, the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse lights the Backstairs Passage between Kangaroo Island and the mainland.
Reviewed January 18, 2014

I'm not a great lighthouse person, but this one has been beautifully maintained and the guide was excellent, very knowledgeable about the history and the workings, it was fascinating.

Thank clemancy g
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Great place to visit and do the tour. The guides are knowledgeable and very helpful and the view from the topis outstanding

Thank Chris Y
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Sometimes it all depends on the Guide you get on the day. We were lucky enough to get a Guide who was both knowledgeable and had a sense of humour. She really made an effort to get the kids involved, while sharing really interesting history with everyone and making it come to life. I thoroughly enjoyed this visit and would recommend it to anyone wanting to imagine what life would be like on dark and stormy nights when you're virtually alone but responsible for the safety of others....

Thank Marlene M
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

Our tour guide, Cameron, was extremely interesting and enthusiastic about the lighthouse and about lighthouses in general. As a result the tour was fascinating and packed with information; just what we were hoping for. In addition the views from the top of the tower were spectacular. As an aside he was also a very friendly chap; very helpful in general about our visit to K.I.

I will be recommending this to friends visiting S. Australia in the near future.

Thoroughly recommended.

Thank ThatHairyBloke
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Another of the gems to be found on Kangaroo Island.

I loved it before we even got there! Seeing it in the distance at the end of a ribbon of dirt road was tantalising. The views from the lighthouse area were terrific and the displays were interesting. But maybe it was the staff that made it a standout ... we visited twice (bookending our holiday) ... and found them to be very welcoming and knowledgeable. A big "Yea for National Parks"!

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