The Lighthouse is the main focal point of Cape Naturaliste. At 20m high it’s not quite as impressive as the lighthouse at Cape Leeuwin, but is still worth checking out. The views from the top are superb. It’s on a hill, elevated quite high above sea level so you can see right down the west coast and the Geographe Bay coast.
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Tours
To see inside the lighthouse, you’ll need to join one of the tours that leave throughout the day on the half hour between 9:30am and 4:00pm.
Last time I took the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse tour was a few years ago, with my Dad and sister. We enjoyed seeing the inner workings of the lighthouse and the view from the top, and our tour guide was friendly, interesting and very knowledgeable. If you’re like me and find lighthouses interesting, then you’ll definitely enjoy this tour.
However, also in the Margaret River Region there’s the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, which I’d say is the best one to do if you have to choose.
The Lighthouse Grounds
To walk up the track up to the base of the lighthouse, you have to pay $4 and to be honest, it’s not really worth it. If you’re interested in the lighthouse, just pay the extra $9 and do the full tour. If not, you get a perfectly good enough view of it from further back, without paying the $4.
The Cottages: Museum, Shop and Tearooms
The old historic lighthouse-keeper’s cottages are now home to a small maritime museum, a shop selling book and souvenirs and a tearooms.
The museum is free to visit, so it’s worth stopping by for a look at the old photos and artefacts.
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Opening Hours and Tour Times
|Opening Days and Hours:||The lighthouse grounds and cottage shop/tourist office are open daily from 9.00am-4.30pm|
|Tour Times:||9:30am, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm|
|Tour Duration:||Half an hour|
|Tour Cost:||$13 for adults, $7 for children, $12 for concession and $35 for 2 adults + 2 children|
|Lighthouse Grounds Cost:||$4 for adults, $3 for children|
Last Updated: 15th June, 2014.
First posted on 18th October, 2013 by Bonny.
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