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Glimpse of the past

We did the guided tour of this lighthouse with a local guide and found it fascinating. The history... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
HDavidMc
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Brisbane, Australia
Love a lighthouse

This lighthouse is exactly what one would expect, and it’s worth the trip on the dirt road to get... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Gayle J
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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.
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Cape Willoughby Road, Willoughby, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did the guided tour of this lighthouse with a local guide and found it fascinating. The history of the lighthouse ties in with the history of Kangaroo Island and is very well presented. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HDavidMc
Reviewed 13 February 2019

This lighthouse is exactly what one would expect, and it’s worth the trip on the dirt road to get there. The lighthouse itself and surrounding cottages are nicely preserved.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gayle J
Reviewed 9 February 2019

We made the journey over long dusty roads only to find the place deserted. Guess we arrived on the wrong day. Great to take photos though of such a neat & well kept tourist attraction.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carolnym05
Reviewed 9 February 2019

Joined the 12.30 tour. Dale was informative and entertaining. We learnt about the area, fishing boats, reason for the lighthouse and its history. Overall more than we were expecting. Keep up the good work.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Laura R
Reviewed 2 February 2019

Do the tour so you can get the views which are truly amazing. Great tour guide too. Definitely a highlight of Kangaroo island.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sandi28
Reviewed 21 January 2019

The drive along the unsealed road was well worth it to visit the lighthouse and experience the gorgeous coastal views, The lighthouse tour was very interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michele G
Reviewed 20 January 2019

It's a lovely drive to reach Cape Willoughby, and as we had paid for a "multi pass" it was another free attraction for us. We have visited many lighthouses, so we weren't particularly interested to climb up, rather to walk around the coastline. There is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Graham H
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

An outstanding tour that exceeded all expectations. Dale was warm, engaging and had a wealth of knowledge. A must-do excursion for any trip to Kangaroo Island.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank underanancientsky
Reviewed 14 January 2019

What an interesting place! We had a guided tour using our Parks pass and Dale our guide was enthusiastic and certainly knew her subject. The climb to the top was much easier than I anticipated but for those who don’t want to climb the information...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JudithS2405
Reviewed 9 January 2019

It was a short day visit via a cruise to the Island. but well worth hiring a car to look around the Island. It is bigger than you think. Certainly intending to return. Just stunning the light house and coast line stunning. The wild life...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vivien D
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Brenda v
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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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