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Name: Cape Leeuwin Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Augusta, WA, , Australia

Location: Southwestern tip of Australia.

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Photo: Peter Raven

Managing Organization:
Australian Maritime Safety Authority

This lighthouse is located where the Southern Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet. The cape gets its name from a Dutch ship that passed the cape in 1622.

Tower Height: 128

Height of Focal Plane: 184

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 7.5 seconds, visible for 25 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical limestone tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1895

Date Present Tower Built: 1895

Date Automated: 1992

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

The lighthouse is open from 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It is located nine kilometres (about 5.6 miles) south of Augusta.

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