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Cape Willoughby Lighthouse

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Closed Open from 10:00am-4:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Cape Willoughby Road, Willoughby, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
Phone: +61885534466

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Cape Willoughby Lighthouse is located at the eastern end of Kangaroo Island. It was the first lighthouse on the island. It was built in 1852. Later, in 1858, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse was built at the northwest end. In 1909, At the southwest end, the Kuaidik Point Lighthouse was built. Today, these three lighthouses are still working normally. Although the operation of the lighthouse is to prevent shipwreck, it is inevitable that there will be ship crashes on the coastline. Therefore, the shipwreck and lighthouse have become well-known attractions on Kangaroo Island. The Willoughby Point Lighthouse is built on a cliff on the eastern coast of Kangaroo Island. It is located in the Willoughby Point Conservation Park. As it is not the most popular attraction on the island, it is relatively inaccessible. In the historic lighthouse area of Willoughby Point, in addition to visiting the museum with rich nautical history at the visitor center, you can also visit the lighthouse. You can also spend an hour, walk 1.9 kilometers, and browse several ruins to learn about the time. The solitary lifestyle of the lighthouse keeper and his family. Of course, if you are interested, you can spend the night in the renovated Willoughby Point Lighthouse Keeper's Lodge, resting on the waves of the Southern Ocean and enjoying the breathtaking panoramic sea and sky. From here, you can enjoy the Backstairs Passage on the east side of the island and the stretch of coastline of Kangaroo Island. We stayed on Kangaroo Island for three days and two nights. I rented a car after getting on the island and stayed at the Far Away Escape B&B in Kingscote. On the first day, I went to Willoughby Point Conservation Park and the Las Americas; the next day, we set off from Seal Bay, then the Little Sahara Desert, Breeze Bay, Hansen Bay, all the way to Flinders Chase National Park; third I went to Kingscote, Emu Bay Lavender Fields, and the Pan Nishaw area, and had a great time! Figure 1-2: Willoughby Point Lighthouse and Lighthouse Keeper's Cabin; Figure 3-6: Willoughby Point Lighthouse from different angles; Figure 7: Introduction to different gameplay of Willoughby Point Lighthouse; Figure 8: Brief introduction of shipwrecks and shipwreck tracks on the coastline of Kangaroo Island; Figure 9: Hiking route map around Willoughby Point Lighthouse; Figure 10-13: The coastline on the north side of Willoughby Point Lighthouse; Figure 14-15: The cliffs of Willoughby Point on the south side of the lighthouse.

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  • Lulubarro
    Lulubarro
    Adelaide, Greater Adelaide, South Australia
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    What a life it must have been

    Windswept, isolated but incredibly beautiful. We didn’t stay overnight, only visited, but worth the drive.

    Reviewed on /Date(1610989502000+0800)/
  • Barrie R
    Barrie R
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    Windy and warm

    Unfortunately due to COVID restraints we were not able to climb the Lighthouse so will just have to go back, it was still worth the drive just to understand the history

    Reviewed on /Date(1607519541000+0800)/
  • ozcookie1
    ozcookie1
    Coonamble
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    Windy but worth it!

    Was an incredibly windy day but we had a great visit. Ate a picnic lunch with a bottle of wine sheltering behind a wall. Wandered the displays then had a private guide to take our family of five int...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602549019000+0800)/
  • alanbH2467HL
    alanbH2467HL
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    First light

    Visiting Cape Willoughby before first light and watching the sunrise in such an isolated setting is awe inspiring. It really is a spectacular sight. Anywhere else in the world, one would be fighting w...

    Reviewed on /Date(1601816361000+0800)/
  • IreneHorne
    IreneHorne
    Adelaide
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    Worth the drive

    Amazing view from the top of the light house. Our guide was very informative and friendly. We were lucky to have a perfectly sunny calm day to see far and wide. Although our tour guide claimed it’s bo...

    Reviewed on /Date(1599916335000+0800)/

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