South Australian Lighthouses

South Australia took an active role in providing the mariner a safe passage to her shores. Four over-water lighthouses at Port Adelaide, Margret Brock Reef (Cape Jaffa), Tiparra Reef and Wonga Shoal. These were engineering achievements, having used large amounts of labour and funds.

Cape Jaffa lighthouse is the jewel of the lot. It is basically in the same state it was when removed from the platform over Margaret Brock Reef in the 1970s. Its first-order lens is still in working condition and is lit regularly by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. It is a must to visit.

Kangaroo Island is a good place to visit if you want to stay at a lighthouse, with original cottages leased as holiday accommodation at Cape Willoughby, Cape Borda and Cape du Couedic.

Open Lighthouses

The grounds for most lighthouse are open to the public, however there may be periodic restrictions. See each lighthouse page for details. The following lighthouse towers are open to the public throughout the year or at special events only as described.

Friends Groups

Friends of Althorpe Islands Conservation Park    Facebook


South Australian Maritime Museum – External link


National Parks have accommodation available on Kangaroo Island.

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