Bathurst Lighthouse, Rottnest Island
Bathurst Lighthouse, Rottnest Island - Address
Address: Digby Drive | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
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About Bathurst Lighthouse, Rottnest Island
The second of Rottnest Island’s lighthouses was built in 1900. It’s 20 metres high. It was built because in 1899, a ship that tried to blindly navigate the narrow channel between Rottnest and Fremantle ran into reefs, in an incident known as the City of York shipping disaster. Today, the Bathurst, Fremantle and Wadjemup lighthouses create a navigational triangle to help guide skippers through the water. The tower is built on one of the highest points on the island; the views of the channel, the island and the coast are breath-taking. However, you’re not allowed to enter and climb the lighthouse itself.
Bathurst Lighthouse Information
- There is a bicycle rack close by.
How To reach Bathurst Lighthouse by Public Transport
- You’ll have to drive, walk or cycle to here.
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Bathurst Lighthouse, Rottnest Island Reviews - Write a Review
It has a great view. You cant go up it but there is another one that you can which is bigger. Apart from that the lighthouse is beautiful and it is close to the shopping centre and houses in bathurst
My favourite corner in Rottnest Island. Within 10 to 15 mins walk and you can access to this beautiful scenery to view the ocean and clean beach. Although you can not go to the top of the lighthouse, still definitely a worthy 15 mins walk from the harbour. A must go in Rotto.
I don't know much about lighthouses but it does have an amazing ocean view and a cool little plaque with the lighthouses history and why it was built (spoiler: it was because a ship crashed.. which makes a lot of sense).
Historical and scenic area. Nice view from the lighthouse facing the beach.
You can't go inside or anything but the Bathurst has some pretty spectacular views!