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Shipwrecks and wind

Great perspective of the challenges of construction and need for lighthouse. Try to avoid a windy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Peter H
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Sydney, Australia
Lovely spot and isolated

Driving to get to the lighthouse was a highlight in itself passing through different scenery. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AustTrail
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Sydney
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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.
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Cape Willoughby Road, Willoughby, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great perspective of the challenges of construction and need for lighthouse. Try to avoid a windy day, it blows a real gale here

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove all the way up and did not find out till we got there that they are only open on a few days. There was a sign asking for $5 per head to walk ourselves around the outside.(bit rude we thought) No literature and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving to get to the lighthouse was a highlight in itself passing through different scenery. The roads are unsealed for most of the way so bear that in mind if driving a sedan. The lighthouse is stark looking against the backdrop of a monstrous cliff...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really liked the visit here - the self guided walk is lovely - the views are amazing. The guided tour is well worth it also, I learnt a lot and going to the top of a lighthouse is a unique experience. Highly recommend a visit...More

Thank donnamij
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Worth seeing the history, the day we went sun was shining . Gives a bit of history and you can put yourself back in time

Thank sandyknight10
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Again passionate rangers giving you the history of this wonderful lighthouse well maintained and easy to get around. You can climb if you want.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We went here, guy has a lot of info on the light house and the climb up to the top of the lighthouse was let's just say nearly killed me lol (I'm a fluffy guy) but totally worth it.

Thank Brendon C
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Don’t miss this highlight. The beauty of the landscape is stunning. Take time to not only walk around the lighthouse( check opening times) but along the cliff tops. The lichen makes for great pics. There is a cafe but check again opening times.

Thank 77smiley
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place to understand the life of a lighthouse keeper in isolated regions. We went on what was a cool and very blustery day and were nearly blown away. The views however are spectacular. We are fortunate indeed to live in a country...More

Thank Jinny57
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

It is a fairly good drive to the Cape Willoughby lighthouse. This was something that influenced many of our decisions as we only drove a VW golf. The road is in pretty good condition and an easy scenic drive; although unsealed for just over 20...More

Thank Carolyn D
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Brenda v
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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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