- 30 min guided tour of Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Fully Guided Tower TourTake an easy 59 step climb to the top of Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, for breathtaking ocean views as you hear tales of this formidable coastline from your guide.
What to Expect
The Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is one of the most popular attractions in the region. With an easy climb of 59 stairs, this lighthouse is accessible even for small children.
Built from limestone quarried from nearby Bunker Bay, and perched on the top of the limestone ridge, at its highest point the lighthouse is 123 metres above sea level. Stepping out onto the balcony, incredible views of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and the Geographe Bay coastline await.
The lighthouse and cottages also reveal the fascinating maritime history of the Cape region. Hear tales of ships wrecked off the formidable coastline and the hardships of life as a lighthouse keeper, and gain insight into the functions of this working lighthouse. Discover more about native flora and fauna and the importance of the local ocean currents – also used by humpback whales during their migration and breeding season.
The observation platform at the base of the lighthouse tower enables universal access to sweeping ocean views and great photo opportunities, while the landscaped lawns and nautical-themed playground will entice you to sit and enjoy this wonderful heritage precinct. The tour takes 30 minutes, but allow extra time to explore the grounds.
Where we visit:
- Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, all the lighthouses are open, even if the weather is very wet.
Since there are quite a few steps involved in most of the tours, comfortable enclosed shoes are recommended, however, you can still do the tours in thongs/flip flops/jandals if you feel you can.
Do bring a camera, and water if you need it. Depending on the weather; sunscreen, a hat and/or wet weather gear may be required. A jacket is sometimes required at the lighthouses, even in the summer months, as the wind at the Capes can be quite ‘invigorating’!
The guide leading the tour will not take the group straight up to the top of the tower. The steps are staged, with rest stops at landings along the way as required. With a reasonable amount of determination and a functional set of knees, almost anyone can get to the top!
The Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse tower tour is suitable for children of any age. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
Between June and September, Humpback and Southern Right Whales migrate north along our coastline and are frequently seen in Flinders Bay, Augusta. During these months, and when the ocean conditions are favourable, the whales are regularly sighted from the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
From September through to early December the whales make their return migration; back to Antarctica, this time with their young in tow. They stop to rest in the waters of Geographe Bay during this time, and can often be seen from the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse (weather permitting) as they relax and play, before resuming their journey south.
- Tickets purchased are valid for the day of purchase only
- Visitors are required to report to the ticket counter a minimum of 10 minutes prior to tour departure time
- Visitors participate in the lighthouse tour at their own risk
- All children under 17 years must be accompanied by an adult
- A full refund will be provided for cancellations received by close of business (5.00 pm WST) on the day prior to the tour booking
- Cancellations later than close of business (5.00 pm WST) on the day prior to the booking, will be charged the full cost of the booked tour
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