Bathurst LighthouseCurrently Open
- Address: Digby Drive | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Light House, Landmark, Family And Kids
Bathurst Lighthouse - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Bathurst Lighthouse
47.62% of people who visit Rottnest Island include Bathurst Lighthouse in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
52% of people start their Bathurst Lighthouse visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Bathurst Lighthouse
62.5% of people prefer walking in order to reach Bathurst Lighthouse
Bathurst Lighthouse Trips
Bathurst Lighthouse, Rottnest Island Reviews
Well maintained and operational light house. Tour up to the top is available for $20 for a family of 2+2. View is great from the top and worth a visit if you have time. Lots of stairs to walk up. Bit of tourist information there otherwise nothing else.
Nice lighthouse, historical plaques. Great view!! The hill is steep though, up to tje lighthouse but has been sealed since the last time I was here (4 years ago).
Always love our stay at rottnest, lovely staff at the lighthouse.
What a beautiful island. Loved the quokkas
Great short walk on rottness island if you're not getting on the buses