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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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Nice place but visit Friday to Tuesday to get the most (thats when the guides are there)

Cape Borda lighthouse is worth visiting if you are into (I am) old light houses and their... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris and Vanes... J
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Adelaide, Australia
Worth the drive.

It is a slow approach on the road but its fantastic to visit. We eat at a picnic table and enjoy... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
chrishelcoombe
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Adelaide, 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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+61 8 8553 4465
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cape Borda lighthouse is worth visiting if you are into (I am) old light houses and their operations. The lighthouse, houses, workshop, etc are very interesting as is their history and occurrences in the area (ship wrecks). Plan on spending around 45 to 60 minutes...More

Thank Chris and Vanes... J
Reviewed 13 July 2017

It is a slow approach on the road but its fantastic to visit. We eat at a picnic table and enjoy an ice cream bought from the little shop. The tour is fabulous - first a display room then up the lighthouse. We love coming...More

Thank chrishelcoombe
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed Ranger Mick's tour of Cape Borda lighthouse. We enjoyed Mick's good humour and nautical insights as we explored the museum display and lighthouse interior. We left we a much better understanding of nautical navigation too. Appreciated the coastal walk advice too....More

Thank Champagne_CatT
Reviewed 11 June 2017

A squat square lighthouse that is still in use. Beautifully maintained and the tour with the ranger is worth the trip out on the dusty red road. Wildlife abounds, particularly early mornng or towards the end of the day: echidnas, wedgetail eagles and more.

Thank AussieWombats
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The national parks ranger was fantastic...providing great insight into how sailors navigated in the "old days". He had a real passion for this unique lighthouse. Be sure to go to the 12.30 tour for the cannon fire...and when he says it's loud, that's an understatement!

Thank Snowy G
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The road was quite rough but we're glad we went. You get to go in the lighthouse & up a few stairs but you don't get a view from inside the lighthouse as the view is the same level as the workings of the lighthouse....More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

A very rough road lead us to Cape Borda Lighthouse for a knowledgeable guided tour of this very interesting square lighthouse and museum. A bonus was time spent watching all the native birds coming in for a bath and drink at the birdbath

Thank Judith T
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Drove all the way out to find it closed, so we took the walking track down to see the breathtaking views anyway. Such a beautiful lighthouse. Stop by the light keepers cemetery on the way to see the history. We ever saw kangaroos and lizards...More

Thank Kell P
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the 12.30 tour as it involves the canon firing. Very remote location but well worth the trip. Our kids loved looking around and of course the canon.

1  Thank DonnaBradley
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We had to abort tour as the road was really bad. It does not have pot holes. The road is not sealed. It is very bumpy. Difficult with kids.

Thank Firaz M
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