Cape Willoughby Lightstation Heritage Circuit
  • Length: 1.9km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 2706 Cape Willoughby Rd, Willoughby

  • End: 2706 Cape Willoughby Rd, Willoughby

  • Location: Cape Willoughby Lightstation

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  • Distance from CBD: 155 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.841312

  • Longitude: 138.133402

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Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

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Rock Scrambling

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Cape Willoughby Lightstation Heritage Circuit is a 1.9km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Cape Willoughby Lightstation, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 1hr to complete.

Hike Summary

The hike begins from the Visitor Centre beside the lighthouse. The hike costs $3 per person. You can also walk around and explore the lightstation. The Visitor Centre is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. During spring, summer and autumn school holidays the Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week. When the Visitor Centre is closed, you can still undertake the Heritage Hike by placing the $3 fee in the fee box.

Brochures of the walk can be borrowed from the Visitor Centre. The brochure describes the sites at the 7 marked posts.

GPX file courtesy of Walking SA. File may not contain elevation data and may only represent half the length on return hikes.

About the region

Situated in the easternmost point of Kangaroo Island, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse was the first lighthouse to be built in South Australia in 1852. It stands 27 metres high with 102 steps to the lookout tower, and offers stunning panoramic view across Backstairs Passage and the Kangaroo Island coastline.

GPX File

Total distance: 2043 m
Max elevation: 58 m
Min elevation: 10 m
Total climbing: 7 m
Total descent: -7 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA

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