Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

An easy climb of 59 stairs – this lighthouse is accessible even for small children.
Only 13 kilometres from Dunsborough, the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is one of the most popular attractions in the Margaret River Region. The lighthouse tower, and the restored cottages reveal the fascinating maritime history of the Cape region. This beautifully restored heritage precinct includes the period-themed Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage Cafe, offering delicious coffee, refreshments and light lunches.

On guided tours of the lighthouse tower, visitors make their way to the top balcony of the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, and are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Cape Naturaliste, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and the beautiful Geographe Bay coastline.

Built from limestone quarried from nearby Bunker Bay, at its highest point the lighthouse is 123 metres above sea level.

Friendly tour guides provide a fascinating insight into the functions of the working lighthouse and the maritime history of the area.

After your tour allow time to take in, and photograph, the stunning coastal landscape from the new observation platform at the base of the lighthouse tower.

Numerous walking trails lead from the Lighthouse around the stunning bays and beaches of the Cape, providing amazing views over the ocean and close-up glimpses of local wildflowers. Another trail features a platform and shelter providing magnificent whale watching during the annual migratory periods, from September to December – a special experience not to be missed.

Bookings required for groups. Tickets can also be purchased at the site or at the Margaret River, Busselton or Dunsborough Visitor Centres.

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Accessibility Options

Highlights include the ‘Access for More’ trail, which provides wheelchair friendly access from the lighthouse to Sugarloaf Rock.


Open 9.00am – 5.00pm with guided tours departing every hour from 9.30 – 4.30pm.

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