Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Augusta

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From atop the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, you can see where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. Standing at 39 m (127 ft) high, this famous maritime landmark is the tallest on the Australian mainland. Climb the stairs to the top of the lighthouse and get a flavor of how lighthouse keepers lived. Bring a warm jacket but leave your hat so the wind doesn't blow it away. Make Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse a part of your Augusta vacation plans using our Augusta travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A must-see and do if you're headed to Augusta. The place is right in the middle of where two powerful oceans collide and at the head of that is the lighthouse. Awesome.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    I usually climb the lighthouse when I come to Augusta and it is totally safe and supervised by the tour staff but if you don't fancy climbing then you can admire the period architecture and learn the ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Built in 1895, 3rd largest in Australia and tallest in western Australia. Audio devices are available to know the history of lighthouse step by step. It was quite interesting to learn how laser lights...  more »
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  • They were still in the midst of renovations but mostly done. The self guided tour is good as you can stop at the well written points of interest to learn about the history. I spent a good 45 minutes there marvelling at the cape and trying to imagine the life then. Staff were friendly and the radio's provided for the tour were good. Much much better than cape naturaliste lighthouse.
  • We had a fantastic visit to the cape leeuwin lighthouse yesterday. My teenagers weren't too keen initially but loved it. It was so cool seeing where the two oceans meet. All of the staff here were really welcoming and friendly - including the cafe staff and tour guides. Aaron, our tour guide was great - very informative with an easy going nature. he was happy to answer all our questions. Highly recommend this interesting place for adults and kids alike.
  • Been here last Nov as part of our road trip and stay at Dunsborough. As a geographer, this place holds so much meaning and it's just so fascinating to be here. This is the location where the Indian and the Southern Ocean meet and it's also the most South -West part of Australia Standing at the top of the lighthouse - admiring the vastness of the ocean and the spectacular form of the coastline due to the processes of weathering and erosion - there is an unspeakable joy particularly for those who appreciate nature. The entry to get into the lighthouse and the top of can be a little pricey But it's an amazing place for nature lovers, photographers who are keen to capture the beauty of this coastline or simply anyone who wants to rewind and relax while enjoying the scenery
  • Very interesting site. Great to visit. The cafe does unfortunately keep public service speed standards intact, hence the loss of a star.
  • Tour guide was fantastic - very clear, informative, and appropriately funny. Obviously very passionate about what he does and his community. The other staff and the shop were also great.

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