Wadjemup Lighthouse, Rottnest Island

  • Address: Gem Road | Wadjemup Rd, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
  • Ticket Price: 10 AUD
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Light House, Landmark, View Point, Family And Kids
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About Wadjemup Lighthouse, Rottnest Island

Thousands of tourists come to see the lighthouse every year. It’s an important part of the island’s heritage, and also the highest point on the island. The stone building you see today is the second that was built here. The one before it was also the first lighthouse ever built in Western Australia. The tower you see today is twice the height of the original. It’s also Australia's first rotating beam lighthouse.

While you CAN go to the top of the tower, you have to do it the hard way – climb 155 steps up. The 360 degree panoramic views are worth it though, from 80 metres above sea level. The island, the sea, the beaches – they all look sublime from up there.

Wadjemup Lighthouse Opening and Closing Hours

  • Find out the tower’s tour and opening times at the visitor centre.
  • Closing time: 3 P.M.
  • Recommended time to visit: 12pm-2:30pm (approx)

How To reach Wadjemup Lighthouse by Public Transport

  • You’ll have to drive, walk or cycle to here. The hop-on-hop off bus stops by here on the eastern end of Parakeet Bay.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Wadjemup Lighthouse

  • 93.92% of people who visit Rottnest Island include Wadjemup Lighthouse in their plan

  • 24.82% of people plan their visit to Wadjemup Lighthouse between 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Wadjemup Lighthouse

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wadjemup Lighthouse

People normally club together Oliver Hill Battery and Parakeet Bay while planning their visit to Wadjemup Lighthouse.

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

Wadjemup Lighthouse, Rottnest Island Reviews

  • Good views from the top, overall a nice little stop. Not overly interesting, 3 stars for the view but you do pay a fee to access the top

  • The best views from the top of the lighthouse. Amazing structure and the voluntary guides do a fantastic job.

  • Very nice place to see the whole island at once plus very knowledgeable and friendly staff

  • Interesting tour up on top of the lighthouse. Fantastic scenery and thanks to Rose the guide who give us an insightful knowledge of the lighthouse.

  • A really breathtaking 360 view of the island from up there, at a cheap tour fee. You can see the Pink Lake, Narrow Neck, bays from up there. Tour guide is also very informative and enthusiastic, had fun in the tour that we forgot the hike up

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