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Address: Digby Drive | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia

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Bathurst Lighthouse at Sunset

Great to watch the sun set from Bathurst Lighthouse on Rottnest Island. An easy bike ride from the Visitor Centre.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great to watch the sun set from Bathurst Lighthouse on Rottnest Island. An easy bike ride from the Visitor Centre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The lighthouse is at the edge of the island and so you get a 180 degree view of the ocean. You can see Pinky Beach on one side which is accessible from the stairs. There are also seats on the stairwell to rest which face the beach. The Tall stone lighthouse looks like what you expect a lighthouse to look... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Start your trip to Rottnest with a short walk down the beach to the lighthouse - overlooking Pinky Beach and the Basin. A free bus back to the township at the end if you are looking to save money.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a great lighthouse to aim for on your bikes heading up Thomson Bay from the jetty and overlooking the beautiful, and rather wind swept, Pinky Beach.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

While you cannot enter this lighthouse, it is one of the best vantage points to capture a sunset photo. Set up your tripod on the step declining to the beach and take a time lapse sunset video. You'll want to invest about half an hour to get it from start to finish (dark).

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Went there for a sunset one night. It was very nice and got an almost surreal twilight there with the moon and the setting sun.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Even though we did not go all the way to the top of the lighthouse, the views are amazing even from ground level and certainly worth a walk up the hill. Take your camera!

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Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Easy walk up stairs to the lighthouse base from Pinkys beach. Its a functional lighthouse so you can actually go inside. Many people have left locked padlocks along the railing wires, maybe this is to lock up their memory of such a lovely spot. Worth sitting up there in an evening to watch the sun set.

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Lismore, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

The Bathurst Lighthouse, or as the locals call it, the "Little Lighthouse", sits on wild rocks on the north-east side of the Island, on Bathurst Point. It is one of two lighthouses on Rottnest Island, the other being Wadjemup Lighthouse (or the "Big Lighthouse") at the West End of the Island. Beside it is the Lighthouse Keepers Cottage, a beautiful... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This lighthouse is the typical Rottnest Island picture. It's very close to the Thompson Bay Jetty, where the ferry drops you off. It's on the way if you're walking to the basin. I think a picture in the lighthouse is a must

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