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Name: Cape Willoughby Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Kingscote, SA, , Australia

Location: Kangaroo Island, Backstairs Passage.

Managing Organization:
Cape Willoughby Lightstation


In 1974 the lantern and lighting apparatus were replaced; they are now on display at Hope Cottage in Kingscote.

Tower Height: 67

Height of Focal Plane: 246

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 15 seconds, visible for 11 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1852

Date Present Tower Built: 1852

Optics: 300 mm

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, overnight accommodations.

Open To Public? Yes.

Kangaroo Island is accessible via ferry from Cape Jervis or by plane from Adelaide.

Nearby Lodging: Accommodations are available at the lighthouse. For information phone +61-(0)8 8559 7235 or email

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