Bathurst Lighthouse, Rottnest Island

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  • Address: Digby Drive | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Light House, Landmark, Family And Kids
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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Bathurst Lighthouse

  • 95% of people who visit Rottnest Island include Bathurst Lighthouse in their plan

  • 52.43% of people start their Bathurst Lighthouse visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Bathurst Lighthouse

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

90.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bathurst Lighthouse

People normally club together The Basin and Rottnest Island Visitor Centre while planning their visit to Bathurst Lighthouse.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Bathurst Lighthouse, Rottnest Island Reviews

  • ok worth a visit but need to push bike up hill!

  • 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

  • Bathurst Lighthouse is the second of two lighthouses situated on Rottnest Island, the other being Wadjemup Lighthouse. Wadjemup Lighthouse located at the centre of the Island whereas Bathurst Lighthouse is located at Bathurst Point, on the north east of Rottnest Island, on the beautiful coastline in Bathurst. The other is The Wadjemup Lighthouse has daily tours but unfortunately, the Bathurst Lighthouse is closed to visitors. However, a visit to the Bathurst Lighthouse is well worth it because of the spectacular, million dollar sweeping views over the Indian Ocean and it really is the perfect spot to capture breath-taking sunsets over famous Pinky Beach. This is an incredibly beautiful place! A visit is highly, recommnded. Some facts: Bathurst Lighthouse was commissioned into service in September 1900, and since then has been used to help ships safely navigate the notorious reefs around the island when entering and leaving the Port of Fremantle. It's a landmark beacon. The 20 metres high, white-painted tower was built from local limestone and has a gold lantern dome. A lighthouse keeper maintained the acetylene flame daily until 1920 when it was replaced by an acetylene flasher, leaving the position of lighthouse keeper redundant. The once isolated lighthouse keeper's cottage, a beautiful white washed stone cottage with a roof-covered verandah, was sold to the Rottnest Island Board and separated into two self-contained accommodations. It has uninterrupted ocean views and glimpses of Perth and is in high demand during the summer months.

  • A very nice breeze and meeting point of two seas, the small cafe outside serves lovely food.

  • Great view. Beautiful place

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