West Cape Lighthouse
Along with the lights at Althorpe Island and Cape Spencer, West Cape lighthouse guides ships safely into Spencer Gulf.
Constructed of stainless steel and build in 1980, there was no light at this point beforehand.
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This lighthouse was never manned.
The lighthouse grounds are open all year round. The tower is not open to the public. A forty minute cliff top walk in Innes National Park will take you to the lighthouse incorporating the 360° viewing platform with views of West Cape, Pondalowie Bay and Marion Bay Township.
No tours are available.
|Location||Latitude: 35° 14.6740' S
Longitude: 136° 49.4380' E
|Current Optic||Chance Bros. 400mm f.r. catadioptric drum|
|Demanned||Built as an unmanned light|
|Construction||Round metal tower, white NAL1 lantern|
|Range||Nom: 12 nm Geo: 21 nm|
|Character||Fl. W. (2) in 6 secs|
|Light Source||12V 35W C8 Halogen|
|Power Source||Solar Conversion: 7/5/86|
|Notes||As at October 2016|
NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.