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The Margaret River Lighthouses are a pair of beautifully restored old-time lighthouses that are still functional. During the tour, learn about the life of the lighthouse keepers back in the day, and the significance of the lighthouse in saving marine vessels from the rocky shores.

Why go on a Margaret River Lighthouse Tour?

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  • Take in some breathtaking views: The top floor of the lighthouse is one of the best spots on the continent to view the coastline and the merger of the Indian and Southern Oceans. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse as part of the tour.
  • Take a guided tour: Take a guided tour and learn about the long history of the lighthouses and their historical significance. The beautifully restored lighthouses are made of limestone. 
  • Partake in interactive sessions: Located in one of the cottages where the lighthouse keepers would reside, the interactive session as part of your tour allows you to learn about their lives through artefacts and animated imagery. 
  • Wildlife watching: The lighthouses provide a great vantage point from where you can catch a glimpse of dolphins and whales, especially in their mating season.

Margaret River Lighthouses

Margaret River Lighthouse Tour

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

One of the most iconic lighthouses of Western Australia, the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is open for the public to climb. With about 59 steps to the top, it's an easy climb to a gorgeous coastline view. The lighthouse also has a new observation deck for those who don’t want to climb to the top but would still like to enjoy the views.

Margaret River Lighthouse Tour

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is famous for being the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia at 57 ft and dates back to 1895. This lighthouse is also made of limestone and has withstood the test of time, with some renovations. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse to watch the ocean and the marine wildlife, or even to just feel the breeze.

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Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Opening Hours: Every day - 9 AM to 5 PM
Tour duration: 30 mins
Tour frequency: every hour from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Every day: 9 AM to 5 PM
On public holidays and WA school holidays: 9 AM to 5 PM
Closed on Christmas
Tour duration: 30 mins
Tour frequency: every 30 mins from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Cafe: same hours as the lighthouse; closed on Thursdays

Best Time To Visit

The weather is pleasant and perfect for outdoor activities in the months of September to February. From June to August, there is usually regular rainfall.

Margaret River Lighthouse Tour

Addresses: 

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse: 1267 Cape Naturaliste Rd, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, WA. Find on Maps

The Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is 40 minutes away from Margaret River town. 

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse: Leeuwin Rd, Augusta WA 6290. Find on Maps

The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is 1.5 hours away from Margaret River town. 

By Car: Public transport is limited in the region, due to which private vehicles are the best mode of transport to reach.

Margaret River Lighthouse Tour
  • Cafe: The Leeuwin Lighthouse has an on-site cafe for snacks, coffee and lunch. The cafe is closed on Thursdays. 
  • Shop: The lighthouses have gift shops to purchase souvenirs to commemorate your trip. 
  • Visitor Center: The lighthouses have an interactive centre close to the entrance of the lighthouse where you can learn more about the history of the lighthouses. 
  • Restrooms: Restrooms are present near the Visitor Centers of each lighthouse. 
  • Parking: Car parking spaces are available on-site. 
  • Walking trails: To reach the lighthouses, you can choose a walking trail, allowing you to explore the natural flora and fauna around. 
  • Playground: The Naturaliste Lighthouse has a playground near the entrance of the lighthouse where children can play and keep busy.
  • Picnic spots: The lighthouses have designated picnic spots from where you can enjoy your lunch with spectacular ocean views.
Margaret River Lighthouse Tour
  • Wheelchair-accessibility: The lighthouses have stairs to reach the top floor that are not wheelchair or stroller accessible. 
  • Observation decks: Visitors with limited mobility are welcome to enjoy the views from the observation deck or the lookout spots.
Margaret River Lighthouse Tour
  • Pets: Pets are not allowed in the lighthouses. 
  • Children: Children below 4 years of age are not permitted to climb the lighthouse. Children between the ages of 4 and 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Photography: Photography is permitted at the lighthouse.
Margaret River Lighthouse Tour
  • Jewel Caves: One of the Margaret River Caves where the natural beauty of the stalactites and crystal formations will take your breath away. 
  • Lake Cave: Discover the largest lake inside a cave that depicts breathtaking reflections of the stalactites above at another one of the popular Margaret River Caves. 
  • Forest Adventures: Explore the great outdoors with this adventure park in the middle of the forest. Enjoy rope courses, wire challenges, rock climbing and more. 
  • Eagles Heritage: Visit one of Australia’s largest bird of prey sanctuaries. The sanctuary is dedicated to rehabilitating injured and orphaned birds.

Visitor Tips

  • Adults required: A minimum of two adults aged 17 and above are required in any group to get a tour. 
  • Carry jackets: We recommend you carry a jacket as the balconies of the top floor of the lighthouse can be chilly. 
  • Wear comfy shoes: Do wear comfortable footwear as there are numerous steps to the top of the lighthouse. 
  • Boardwalks for rest: The steps at each lighthouse are not continuous, they have sections of boardwalk between them for visitors to rest along the way. 
  • Carry light: Do not carry too much in your backpack as you will be climbing up and down stairs. 
  • Refreshments available: All refreshments are available on-site.

Frequently Asked Questions About Margaret River Lighthouse Tours

How much does a Margaret River Lighthouse Tour cost?

A Margaret River Lighthouse Tour can range from AU$15 to AU$21 depending on the type of ticket you purchase. Children and senior citizens can avail of discounts on their tickets.

How to book a Margaret River Lighthouse Tour?

Purchase your Margaret River Lighthouse Tour tickets online to avail great discounts.

Why should I book my Margaret River Lighthouse Tour online?

Here are some reasons why you should book your Margaret River Lighthouse tour online: 
Guaranteed entry: The Lighthouses are a popular attraction due to their historical importance. Each tour can hold only 10 people at once. Book your ticket online in advance to ensure you have guaranteed entry.
Skip the line: Skip the ticket line at the Visitor Centre and go straight for your tour when you book your ticket online.
Guided tours: Get fully guided tours for the slots you pick.

What are the two Margaret River Lighthouses?

The two lighthouses are Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse.

What does a Margaret River Lighthouse Tour include?

Depending on your ticket, the tour would include your entry fee and a guide for the tour.

Are there discounts available on Margaret River Lighthouse Tours?

Yes, children and senior citizens can avail discounts on their tickets on proof of valid ID. You can also avail of other interesting discounts when booking your Margaret River Lighthouse Tour online.

Are there guided Margaret River Lighthouse Tours?

Yes, guided tours of Margaret River Lighthouses are available where the guide will inform you of the historical and natural significance of the age-old lighthouses.

Can I cancel my Margaret River Lighthouse Tour?

As Margaret River Lighthouse Tours are usually booked for a specific time slot, they cannot be cancelled or rescheduled.

What are the timings for my Margaret River Lighthouse Tours?

The first tour generally begins at 9.30 AM and the last tour is at 4.30 PM. The exact timing of your tour is the slot you pick, which will also be mentioned on your ticket.

What is the duration of my Margaret River Lighthouse Tour?

Each guided tour of a Margaret River Lighthouse lasts thirty minutes.

How do I get to my Margaret River Lighthouse Tour?

Private vehicles are the best way to reach the Margaret River region as it is not well connected by public transport.

Is it worth going on a Margaret River Lighthouse Tour?

Absolutely! During the tour, you can marvel at the breathtaking seaside views from the top-floor balconies of the lighthouse, enjoy a picnic with sea views, and learn about Australian maritime history.

Are Margaret River Lighthouses wheelchair-accessible?

No, the inside of the lighthouses are not wheelchair or stroller accessible. However, visitors with limited mobility are welcome to take part in the interactive tour, sit at the accessible observation deck, or enjoy a picnic.