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Cape Willoughby Lighthouse

Cape Willoughby Road, Willoughby, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
+61 8 8553 4466
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Charming 1920s Lighthouse Keepers Cottages

We stayed in the Lighthouse Keepers cottages for 3 nights, after completing the 5 day Kangaroo... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tanya S
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Interesting guided tour

We took a guided tour with a Ranger which was really worthwhile. She explained the history of this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rozmont
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Adelaide
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The first lighthouse erected in South Australia, the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse lights the Backstairs Passage between Kangaroo Island and the mainland.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cape Willoughby Road, Willoughby, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Lighthouse Keepers cottages for 3 nights, after completing the 5 day Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail in Flinders Chase National Park. The beds were comfortable, the shower was hot, and it gave us some idea of the splendid isolation that the lighthouse...More

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a guided tour with a Ranger which was really worthwhile. She explained the history of this beautiful Light house, and others around the island. There is a lot of great information in the Station and I read some while waiting for the tour....More

Thank rozmont
Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you like Lighthouses - or as they are called here, Lightstations then you have to see all 3 on Kangaroo Is, they are all different Interesting history, sad so many died in late 1800's but good to keep ships safe Definitely an interesting place...More

Thank LynneDavidPhotograph
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour guide, so knowledgeable and interested in their work. I felt it was such a friendly and intimate experience. Loved being able to go up the lighthouse and get a thorough and interesting insight into life as a lighthouse keeper.

Thank Nat C
Reviewed 13 October 2017

It was a long drive from Kingscote (about 90 min). The light house's history is really interesting and it is very pretty. We did the guided tour, the tour guide was interesting to listen to and very knowledgable. We got to see the old glass...More

Thank Sussann D
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We did not have time for the tour but were impressed with the area and the views. Excellent information board about the shipwreck.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing coastal views. Excellent and interesting information from our guide Dale. Well worth a visit!

Thank Verity J
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the lighthouse. Our guide was really wonderful at describing all the information about the operating of the lighthouse, light & associated equipment. Without her descriptions we would have left without understanding how it operated. Being able to go inside the...More

Thank ggtsvale
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Sign said self guided tours $5 per person and guided tours $8 per person. We paid $35 into honesty box because there was no one at the shop to pay. Not much to see for $35. The lighthouse and some old whale bones. When we...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Visited here first after getting off the ferry. Well worth the drive down the unsealed road. Greeted at the site by a really friendly and helpful guide. Unfortunatley we didnt have time to wait for the tour up the lighthouse but paid a small fee...More

Thank Mark P
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Brenda v
7 July 2017|
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Response from PhilofOZ | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I just managed to read your question. I’m not sure if you have had a chance to book your stay yet. We booked our accommodation through the national parks website. Just google: Cape Willoughby National Park (TripAdvisor... More
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