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Cape Willoughby Lightstation - Cape Willoughby Conservation Park
Situated in the easternmost point of Kangaroo Island, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse was the first lighthouse to be built in South Australia in 1852.
The isolation, ruggedness and beauty of this part of Kangaroo Island, is striking. Standing 27 metres high with 102 steps to the lookout tower, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse offers a stunning panoramic view across Backstairs Passage and the Kangaroo Island coastline. Guided tours of the Lightstation precinct, including the impressive tower, are held daily.
The Visitor Centre includes a fascinating museum reading room, with light refreshments and souvenirs available. Or stay overnight to live the experience from the comfort of one of the beautifully restored Lighthouse Keepers Cottages.
Self-guided walking trails provide further insight into the lives of the early Lighthouse Keepers and the construction of the Lightstation. Nearby Antechamber Bay, in Lashmar Conservation Park, offers a long sandy beach perfect for swimming, beachcombing, with picnic and camping facilities.
A 1.9 kilometre loop walk commences from the Visitors Centre.
- Adult $14.5 Cape Willoughby Lightstation Tour. (valid 17 Mar 2010 - 31 Dec 2014)
- Concession $11.5 Cape Willoughby Lightstation Tour. (valid 17 Mar 2010 - 31 Dec 2014)
- Child $9 Cape Willoughby Lightstation Tour. (valid 17 Mar 2010 - 31 Dec 2014)
- Family $38 Cape Willoughby Lightstation Tour. (valid 17 Mar 2010 - 31 Dec 2014)
- Christms Day: Closed ...... Open daily 9am to 3.30pm. Summer, autumn and spring school holidays open 9am to 5pm. Guided tours from 11:30am or by arrangement.
- National Ecotourism Accreditation Program
- Car park
- Coach Parking
- First aid equipment
- Interpretive Centre
- Public Toilet
- Tour Desk
- Walking Tracks
Visit with our friendly staff at Kangaroo Island's only Accredited Visitor Information Centre and let us help you customise an itinerary as unique as you are to get the most from your time on Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Howard Drive, PENNESHAW SA 5222
Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 10am-4pm, Closed Christmas Day.
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While all Kangaroo Island accommodation is suitable for exploring the Island, particular regions of the Island afford different advantages. Whether you are arriving in the evening and need accommodation close to the ferry port, you prefer to be close to shops and restaurants or if you really want to get away from it all and stay in a more secluded area, there is a region on Kangaroo Island to suit everyone.