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Cape Willoughby Lighthouse

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Cape Willoughby Road, Willoughby, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
+61 8 8553 4466
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Fantastic views. Worth the trip down.

Visited here first after getting off the ferry. Well worth the drive down the unsealed road... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark P
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Great View from the Top

We did the guided tour of the Light House station with Meaghan as our guide. She was very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
neilhelens
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Barnawartha
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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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the guided tour of the Light House station with Meaghan as our guide. She was very informative about the history of the Lighthouse and those who worked there in the past. The highlight for me was the views from the top of the...More

Thank neilhelens
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We hike the trail with 3 kids from the lighthouse in winter. Wonderful views, so quiet and peaceful. Lots of history about how families lived, good for kids to appreciate.

Thank Diana D
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Great humour by Dale, the tour leader. Excellent knowlege of the history and social aspects of the light house keepers over time. This site is well kept by the State Government and it provided a window into a much tougher time in the States history....More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The Cape Willoughby Lighthouse is only one of three original lighthouses still operating in Australia. This was the first thing we leaned on the tour with Dale. She was amazing with her knowledge of the area, history including ship wrecks, original lighthouse keepers houses and...More

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

I am a real lighthouse buff so I need no encouragement to make a beeline here every visit. I love this place; the little shop and the cottages you can rent. Very romantic spot. Terrific views and little walks nearby. The guides are excellent.

Thank chrishelcoombe
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful place to visit! Dale our tour guide was passionate and informative...it was very interesting! A must see!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

The lighthouse visitor Centre is only open Thursday to Sunday but it didn't stop our party going there and looking around.

Thank Jenny V
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

An informative guided tour and a bit of exercise climbing the lighthouse stairs. Amazing views and a moment to reflect on the mariners who lost their lives in the dangerous waters below.

Thank James G
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Its always interesting and educational to take the guided tours on offer on KI. Our guide was patient, knowledgeable and the adults and under four foot highs enjoyed this unique historic Lighthouse and Station tour. We felt safe, and responded to appropriately for our mixed...More

Thank FineArtKI
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Brenda v
7 July 2017|
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Response from warners1 | Reviewed this property |
Oh, you will need to tell Sea link that you want the actual cottage. Enjoy!
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