The Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is one of the most popular attractions in the Margaret River Region, and an easy climb of 59 stairs makes this lighthouse accessible even for small children.
Only 13 kilometres from the town of Dunsborough, the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and cottages reveal the fascinating maritime history of the Cape region. Half-hour guided tours provide a captivating insight into the functions of this working lighthouse, with visitors to the top balcony of the lighthouse tower rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste, the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and the beautiful Geographe Bay coastline. The new observation platform at the base of the lighthouse tower enables universal access to sweeping ocean views and great photo opportunities.
The beautifully restored Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage Cafe serves delicious cakes, coffee and light refreshments, and the landscaped lawns and nautical-themed playground will entice you to sit and enjoy this wonderful heritage precinct.
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Numerous walking trails lead from the Lighthouse around the stunning bays and beaches of the Cape, providing amazing views over the ocean and close-up glimpses of local wildflowers.
Highlights include the 'Access for More' trail, which provides wheelchair friendly access from the lighthouse to Sugarloaf Rock. Another trail features a platform and shelter providing magnificent whale watching during the annual migratory periods, from September to December - a special experience not to be missed.