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Cape Willoughby Lighthouse KI

Ever wanted to stay in a lightkeeper’s cottage? This is the place do it. Cape Willoughby Conservation Park is home to South Australia’s first lighthouse and rich in maritime history. Cape Willoughby Conservation Park is located 27km southeast of Penneshaw, on Kangaroo Island.

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Cape Willoughby Lighthouse KI

Ever wanted to stay in a lightkeeper’s cottage? This is the place do it. Cape Willoughby Conservation Park is home to South Australia’s first lighthouse and rich in maritime history. Cape Willoughby Conservation Park is located 27km southeast of Penneshaw, on Kangaroo Island.

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Cape Willoughby Lighthouse KI

Ever wanted to stay in a lightkeeper’s cottage? This is the place do it. Cape Willoughby Conservation Park is home to South Australia’s first lighthouse and rich in maritime history. Cape Willoughby Conservation Park is located 27km southeast of Penneshaw, on Kangaroo Island.

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Although the lighthouse operated to prevent shipwrecks, a number of ships did sink off the coastline…

Cape Willoughby Heritage Lighthouse Keepers cottages are a breathtaking location situated at the eastern point of Kangaroo Island. There are three such lighthouse locations on the Island, each having become a popular destination over the last few years. This incredible accommodation features furnished and spacious self contained cottages. Enjoy the isolation and charm of a true lighthouse and discover some of what it would have been like to live in such a beautiful yet remote place.

Spectacular sunrises await as the sun crests the water in the east. In the evening you can enjoy the relaxing sound of the waves crashing into the nearby cliffs.

It’s also a location where you can take a guided tour of the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse itself. Step back in time and learn about what it was like to be a lightstation keeper at Cape Willoughby. The local guide will transport you as they narrate the history of this iconic and rugged site.

You can marvel at the 360-degree views of the coastline and the busy Backstairs Passage – a popular, shark infested shipping shortcut for vessels arriving to Adelaide from Melbourne, Sydney and beyond in the days of yore, but nonetheless still used by freighters today. The mainland is easily visible a short distance across the passage.

Located just 30 minutes from the ferry terminal that connects Kangaroo Island and the mainland, it’s a short trip. If you stay for five nights in Kangaroo Island Parks accommodation, you can receive a Kangaroo Island Tour Pass for free for the duration of your stay. The Cape Willoughby Keepers Heritage Accommodation is just one of 30 unique accommodation experiences available in South Australia’s stunning network of National Parks.

Cape Willoughby – Easterly view of Kangaroo Island

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