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Name: Cape Don Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Parap, , Australia

Location: Cobourg (Coburg) Peninsula, northwest tip of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

Managing Organization:
Cape Don


Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 650
Parap, NT

Local Aboriginal people helped build this lighthouse. The active aid to navigation is still maintained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. The dwellings were transferred to the Northern Territory Conservation Commission, and overnight accommodations are available in two of the dwellings.

Tower Height: 118

Height of Focal Plane: 163

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: Cylindrical reinforced concrete tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1917

Date Present Tower Built: 1917

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, overnight accommodations.

Open To Public? Yes.

The only access is by light aircraft landing at the Cape Don all weather airstrip. Contact Cape Don at for more information.

Keepers: The head keeper's cottage has been renovated and is available for overnight stays. For more information call 08 89790030 or email

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