The historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is situated at the most south-westerly point of Australia; the tip of a spectacular peninsula where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. As the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a must-see attraction. On the half-hour guided tour, you will climb up to the top of the tower, where a vast seascape of crashing waves and wild rocky shoreline unfolds.
Your guide will take you on a trip through maritime history as you wind your way up the spiral staircase inside the lighthouse tower. This famous landmark was constructed from locally quarried limestone in 1895; and still functions as a vital working lighthouse for vessels navigating the treacherous cape. Discover the importance of Cape Leeuwin to early mariners and hear stories of the hardships faced by the early lighthouse keepers and their families. Once at the top of the tower you will be awed by views over the immense ocean, crashing waves and wilderness of the landscape. There are regular sightings of dolphins and you may even spot whales migrating between May and September. The spectacular surroundings are enhanced by the beautifully restored keepers’ cottages. Plan time to include a walk around the grounds and enjoy the spectacular surrounds at this beautiful heritage site. Complete your visit by relaxing over coffee and home-made refreshments at the Cape Leeuwin Cafe.