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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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Great lighthouse tour with great history

Take the guided tour and get to know the history of this lighthouse. Trevor was our guide and was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Suz L
via mobile
beautiful lighthouse on the eastern tip of KI

This is the oldest in SA and it is still one of the working heritage-listed lighthouses. I missed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sumeet A
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Sydney, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cape Willoughby Road, Willoughby, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take the guided tour and get to know the history of this lighthouse. Trevor was our guide and was clearly knowledgeable and very informative. An hour long tour which feels quick and you get to go out on the balcony at the top of the...More

Thank Suz L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the oldest in SA and it is still one of the working heritage-listed lighthouses. I missed on the guided tour timings, but make sure to climb to the top of the lighthouse to enjoy 360-degree view.What I loved the most is the rugged...More

Thank Sumeet A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved our lighthouse tour. Was very informative and interesting. Our guide also taught us all about the history of Cape Willoughby and information about the geological history of the area. As part of the tour you get to go up to the top of the...More

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have time on Kangaroo Island this is certainly a place worth visiting. We, two mature couples, signed up for the guided tour. We were not disappointed. Our guide, a very enthusiastic ranger told us much of he history of Australia's first lighthouse. The...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the lighthouse 3 days ago. We had a 4 year old who was just as excited about going inside the lighthouse as the parents and grandparent was. If you want to see inside the lighthouse, then you need to do a tour,...More

Thank heken1954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very educational tour with an experienced tour guide. Lots of impressive historical information and the view from the top of the lighthouse was mind blowing.

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This morning my husband and I did the 11.30am tour of Cape Willoughby Lighthouse which is SA's first lighthouse and still operational and thoroughly enjoyed it. Amazing coastline views when you get to the top. Dale our guide was so informative about its maritime history....More

Thank ElizabethN
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We were excited to be visiting the most eastern point of Kangaroo Island and to see the lighthouse. Unfortunately everything was closed including the museum and the lighthouse itself. The cafe was in a terrible state of disrepair and it appeared to have been closed...More

Thank cmjones54
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Great views and some old whale bones are on this site. Look out for snakes especially in the warmer months. $5 fee to enter the site, plus plenty of information inside the house.

Thank karen m
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The lighthouse is a dominant landmark on the south-east corner of Kangaroo Island. With a stormy backdrop it makes an impressive photo opportunity. The area has some unexpected finds with some cottages for rent, lighthouse tours and even a cafe overlooking the sea approach to...More

Thank TWal1
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Brenda v
6 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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