Wadjemup Lighthouse

  • 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

Wadjemup Lighthouse - Review

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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Wadjemup Lighthouse

  • Wadjemup Lighthouse Address: Gem Road | Wadjemup Rd, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
  • Wadjemup Lighthouse Price: 10 AUD
  • Time required to visit Wadjemup Lighthouse: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Wadjemup Lighthouse

  • 33.65% of people who visit Rottnest Island include Wadjemup Lighthouse in their plan

  • 28.57% of people start their Wadjemup Lighthouse visit around 08 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Wadjemup Lighthouse

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

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

People normally club together Parakeet Bay and Salmon 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

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Wadjemup Lighthouse, Rottnest Island Reviews

  • The lighthouse is located in a beautiful location on rottnest Island. The view around it is amazing. In order to get to the lighthouse, you can either walk or cycle but I recommend cycling because it is a long journey from the ferry terminal. Along the way to the lighthouse u can also take beautiful pictures of the scenery and enjoy the breeze. The lighthouse also have a tour to bring u up to the lighthouse but there are limited timings and you have to try your luck. It is suggested that you reach the island early at around 10am so that you have enough time to travel around the island as it is quite big.

  • The ride and scenic view to the lighthouse is fantastic especially on a sunny day. At 155 stairs it is a task to climb but I'm sure the view will be splendid.

  • Well worth the uphill trek/cycle. Nobody there after the last tour finishes at 3pm. Great sunset views!

  • Rottnest is an awesome island to explore. Rent a couple of bikes to get around. Plenty of interesting sites, landscapes and nature to see.

  • A fantastic place to enjoy a day out or holiday away.

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