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Cape Borda Lightstation

10145 Playford Highway | Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8553 4465
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Great place to visit, even though it was rough going part of the journey due to the road, :P Well... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Mariav1956
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Adelaide, Australia
REALLY great experience!

Was quite a trek to get to Cape Borda but definitely worth the visit! Mick the tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Helen-Rich-07
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Cape Borda Lightstation is in a stunning location upon the cliffs overlooking Investigator Strait. To discover the maritime history of the area you can take a tour of the lighthouse and visit the museum. Don't miss the daily cannon firing on the 12.30pm tour!
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10145 Playford Highway | Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Great place to visit, even though it was rough going part of the journey due to the road, :P Well worth it. Did a guided tour, highly recommend it

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Was quite a trek to get to Cape Borda but definitely worth the visit! Mick the tour guide was fantastic & we really enjoyed his stories about the (real) lighthouse. Looking forward to a return trip!!

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

What an unusual lighthouse. We arrived an hour after the last tour. Trevor made us very welcome and told us he could do some of the tour but not all of it. We looked through the museum and then Trevor met us and took us...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Cape Borda Lighthouse is quite different from most lighthouses in Australia. It is short and square - no need to be tall and round as it sits atop massive cliffs. The lighthouse and its history are interesting enough but our tour guide Mick made it...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

What a unusual lighthouse, very unique to find a square lighthouse , not something you see everyday . Take some lunch and your thermos with and enjoy the area.

Thank Ray B
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is the ONLY Lightstation in S.A that is a real one, working with the old style turning blades - the guide is Fabulous, he was so entertaining, and we loved every minute of this tour - a MUST when visiting Cape Borda

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We really enjoyed our tour of the Cape Borda Lighthouse. Mick was an interesting tour guide and told stories which kept adults and kids interested. We enjoyed the cannon firing at the end of the 12:30pm tour. There is also a good walk to the...More

Thank SpicksandSpecks
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Cape Borda is a little bit remote located on the north west tip of the island at the end of a gravel road but it is worth the drive. Great views plenty of history and the ranger there is a real character. Great spot to...More

Thank Ron P
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

we visited it to see the cape borda lighthouse , its keepers heritages and the wonderful natural beauty around

Thank kandelbabs
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

An interesting drive out to the Lightstation, a quick picnic lunch then.the 12.30pm tour - that's when the cannon is fired! Extremely informative with plenty of humour thrown in. Mick is a character. Take time to check out the display room as well. And you'll...More

Thank BlueTarp
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