It’s an epic feeling standing under Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse – the southern terminus of the Cape to Cape Track. And what a feeling for Claire Twohig and Tanya Peris, pictured here completing their Cape to Cape Track adventure!

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse tallest on mainland Australia

As the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a must-see attraction. This historic lighthouse is situated at the most south-westerly point of Australia, at the tip of a spectacular peninsula – where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet.

Leeuwin a light in the dark for ships crossing the Cape

While you’re here, take a trip through maritime history and learn how this famous landmark was constructed from local limestone in 1895, and is still a vital working lighthouse for vessels navigating the treacherous cape. It’s also one of the best land-based vantage points for spotting whales from May – September!

Experience life as a lighthouse keeper at Leeuwin

The Interpretive Centre, housed within one of the original lighthouses keepers’ cottages, is an outstanding interactive experience. It celebrates the history and lives of the numerous lighthouse keepers who were custodians of this rugged coastline. While you’re here, enjoy a coffee or light refreshment in the Leeuwin Lighthouse Café. It’s open Friday – Wednesday (closed Thursday).

Walk the Cape to Cape Track guided or self-guided

You too can feel the buzz of arriving at Leeuwin lighthouse after trekking the 124km Cape to Cape. Book your self-guided adventure on the Cape to Cape Track or walk with our expert guides on our 8-Day Guided End-to-End adventure. And we’ll see you on the Track soon!