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.
Hours of opening
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.
Truck and/or coach parking
Wheelchair Not Available
Pay individual tour fee or purchase an Island Parks Pass.