Cape Wickham Lighthouse

Lighthouse in King Island

You can drive right up to the tallest lighthouse in the southern hemisphere at Cape Wickham, on KI’s northern tip. This 48m-high tower was built in 1861 after several ships had been wrecked on the island’s treacherous coastline. Most famous of all King Island shipwrecks is the Cataraqui (1845), Australia’s worst civil maritime disaster, which resulted in the loss of 400 lives.