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Cape Willoughby Lighthouse

Cape Willoughby Road, Willoughby, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
+61 8 8553 4466
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Disappointed to find it closed

We were excited to be visiting the most eastern point of Kangaroo Island and to see the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
cmjones54
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Sydney, Australia
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GREAT VIEWS AND WHALE BONES

Great views and some old whale bones are on this site. Look out for snakes especially in the warmer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
karen m
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Brisbane, Australia
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The first lighthouse erected in South Australia, the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse lights the Backstairs Passage between Kangaroo Island and the mainland.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cape Willoughby Road, Willoughby, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were excited to be visiting the most eastern point of Kangaroo Island and to see the lighthouse. Unfortunately everything was closed including the museum and the lighthouse itself. The cafe was in a terrible state of disrepair and it appeared to have been closed...More

Thank cmjones54
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views and some old whale bones are on this site. Look out for snakes especially in the warmer months. $5 fee to enter the site, plus plenty of information inside the house.

Thank karen m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse is a dominant landmark on the south-east corner of Kangaroo Island. With a stormy backdrop it makes an impressive photo opportunity. The area has some unexpected finds with some cottages for rent, lighthouse tours and even a cafe overlooking the sea approach to...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a self guided tour, what an amazing place this is. The history , the cottages and the amazing views.

Thank Mariav1956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Tuesday when the lighthouse is closed. But we still enjoyed walking around the grounds and walking the short historical track. There are nice views along the coast and across to the mainland. Cape Borda and Cape du Couedic lighthouses are in more...More

Thank LindsayMann
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We stayed in the Lighthouse Keepers cottages for 3 nights, after completing the 5 day Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail in Flinders Chase National Park. The beds were comfortable, the shower was hot, and it gave us some idea of the splendid isolation that the lighthouse...More

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We took a guided tour with a Ranger which was really worthwhile. She explained the history of this beautiful Light house, and others around the island. There is a lot of great information in the Station and I read some while waiting for the tour....More

Thank rozmont
Reviewed 16 October 2017

If you like Lighthouses - or as they are called here, Lightstations then you have to see all 3 on Kangaroo Is, they are all different Interesting history, sad so many died in late 1800's but good to keep ships safe Definitely an interesting place...More

Thank LynneDavidPhotograph
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour guide, so knowledgeable and interested in their work. I felt it was such a friendly and intimate experience. Loved being able to go up the lighthouse and get a thorough and interesting insight into life as a lighthouse keeper.

Thank Nat C
Reviewed 13 October 2017

It was a long drive from Kingscote (about 90 min). The light house's history is really interesting and it is very pretty. We did the guided tour, the tour guide was interesting to listen to and very knowledgable. We got to see the old glass...More

Thank Sussann D
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Brenda v
7 July 2017|
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Response from PhilofOZ | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I just managed to read your question. I’m not sure if you have had a chance to book your stay yet. We booked our accommodation through the national parks website. Just google: Cape Willoughby National Park (TripAdvisor... More
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