The historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse sits at the tip of a spectacular peninsula, where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet
Situated at the most south-westerly point of Australia, on one of the world's great capes, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia. This lighthouse is a must-see attraction. 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.
A Message Regarding Upcoming Restoration Works:
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will be undertaking significant restoration works at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse as part of its nationwide maintenance and conservation program for lighthouses across Australia.
The restoration work is scheduled in commence in September 2021.
During this period, the Lighthouse tower will be closed and guided tours will be suspended. The precinct, however, will remain open to visitors, who will continue to have access to the Lighthouse grounds and award-winning interpretive centre housed in one of the original lighthouse keepers’ cottages. Access to viewing platforms to see where the two oceans meet may be restricted during some periods of the restoration.
The Cape Leeuwin Café will also remain open during this period of work.
Complete your visit at Cape Leeuwin Cafe, set in one of the heritage cottages overlooking Flinders Bay.
You've worked up a hunger climbing all those stairs! Enjoy something delicious in the Cape Leeuwin Cafe.
Our fantastic team are happy to provide you with some tasty treats and refreshments. We offer barista made coffees and freshly made scones, cakes and delicious light lunches.