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Cape Borda Lightstation

10145 Playford Highway | Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8553 4465
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Walk to the cliff top lookout, but be careful along the uneven calcite pathway. Treat yourself to... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
electrode2017
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Adelaide, Australia
Remote but worth it.

We have to mention the Ranger here, a really genuine and informative man who does everthing himself... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
HarlequinsMask
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Bathurst, Australia
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Cape Borda Lightstation is in a stunning location upon the cliffs overlooking Investigator Strait. To discover the maritime history of the area you can take a tour of the lighthouse and visit the museum. Don't miss the daily cannon firing on the 12.30pm tour!
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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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10145 Playford Highway | Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Walk to the cliff top lookout, but be careful along the uneven calcite pathway. Treat yourself to an ice cream at the lighthouse kiosk.

Thank electrode2017
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have to mention the Ranger here, a really genuine and informative man who does everthing himself and still finds time to make folks feel welcome. The SA parks people are lucky to have someone like this on board. Our compliments. This is a great...More

Thank HarlequinsMask
Reviewed 22 February 2017

beautiful walk down to the cliffs n we were able to see some dolphins swimming as well... was amazing.

Thank 103krishd
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were fortunate, as we arrived 10 minutes before Mick was doing his tour through the lighthouse. Wow, what a dynamo this man is. He presented so much interesting information in rapid fire style. It left one gob smacked. Do you know why some lighthouses...More

Thank margarethitching
Reviewed 26 January 2017

One of the great "tour drives" on the Island, the trip to Cape Borda Lightstation traverses differing landscapes, all spectacular in their own way. We were fortunate that the dirt road to the lightstation (about 40km each way) had been graded two days earlier, however...More

Thank ilovepythagoras
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is as far as you can go on the Island, it is desolate and have good tires and preferably 4WD, the road will beat you to death but it's worth the trip. Mick, the lone employee is a wealth of knowledge and it's the...More

Thank Dennis g
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely long drive to get there but it was a great area to learn about the history of the area and don't miss the cannon firing!

Thank JacinthaLee
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Visited today and the view was stunning, the staff are lovely but the 37km of corrugated dirt road (* 2 there and back) was more stress on my 2WD car than I had anticipated. We met a lot of other cars on the road too...More

Thank Lucyoneill25
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

12.30 tour was really good. Mick knows his stuff and is very good at speaking to all age levels. Highly recommend the tour.

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Extremely informative, Mick was inclusive and age appropriate for the children, and a brilliant speaker. This is a fantastic place to visit.

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