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 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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  • 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

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

  • 26.94% of people start their Wadjemup Lighthouse visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Wadjemup Lighthouse

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

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

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Wadjemup Lighthouse, Rottnest Island Reviews

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  • The lighthouse is locked for visitors, so in order to see it from the inside and enjoy the view you need to book the tour. Our tour started right after the ticket purchase and the young guide was well informed about the history of this place and very friendly. The tour is short but I'd say worth it's fee.

  • Good views from the top, and some interesting notes on the providence of the place. The island was an important post in WWII but was in use long before this. Did you know it was built by Aboriginal convicts in the 1800s? Yep. Unsavoury. Anyway if you like lighthouses, this is one, and if you like steps it’s got 159 of them.

  • Great local guide. Fantastic views. Steep walk / bike ride up to light house

  • Great views of the island. A must do on your visit to the island!

  • Any lighthouse is a good lighthouse and worth a visit. Especially if it's international lighthouse day.

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