Cape Borda Lightstation is testament to a bygone era of travelling the open seas by sail, and is monument to isolation and hardship.
Perched high above the ocean in a remote corner of Kangaroo Island, Cape Borda Lighstation consists of an unusual square-shaped lighthouse, several historic Lighthouse Keepers cottages and a museum.
Built in 1858, Cape Borda Lighthouse was once used to guide sailing ships arriving off the roaring forties trade winds. Today visitors can discover its fascinating maritime history on a guided tour. For a real blast don't miss the 12.30pm tour for the daily firing of the cannon. Once used to signal danger to ships who ventured too close to shore in fog.
At the museum you can read diaries of the early Lighthouse Keepers. Visit the Lighthouse Keeper's Cemetery at Harvey�s Return, for a somber insight into the hardships faced by the early Lighthouse Keepers� and their families.
08 8559 3257
Cape Borda, South Australia, 5223
Car park, Coach Parking, First aid equipment, Guide, Kiosk, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Shaded Area, Sheltered Area, Walking Tracks
Experiences you can enjoy at Cape Borda Lightstation:
Cultural, Educational Tourism, Historic/Heritage, Island, Nature based, Wildlife