Overview

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. Between May and September, whales are often sighted from the tower as they migrate along the coastline.

An 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.

The Leeuwin Lighthouse Cafe offers coffee, scones and light meals. Browse the gift shop for souvenirs to take home.

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is located a leisurely 10 minutes drive south of Augusta.