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Cape Borda Lightstation

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Address: 10145 Playford Highway | Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Cape Borda Lightstation is in a stunning location upon the cliffs...

Cape Borda Lightstation is in a stunning location upon the cliffs overlooking Investigator Strait. To discover the maritime history of the area you can take a tour of the lighthouse and visit the museum. Don't miss the daily cannon firing on the 12.30pm tour!

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The national parks ranger was fantastic...providing great insight into how sailors navigated in the "old days". He had a real passion for this unique lighthouse. Be sure to go to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The national parks ranger was fantastic...providing great insight into how sailors navigated in the "old days". He had a real passion for this unique lighthouse. Be sure to go to the 12.30 tour for the cannon fire...and when he says it's loud, that's an understatement!

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Thank Snowy G
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The road was quite rough but we're glad we went. You get to go in the lighthouse & up a few stairs but you don't get a view from inside the lighthouse as the view is the same level as the workings of the lighthouse. You don't really need to as the view from the ground is amazing as ground... More 

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Thank Lisa R
Broken Hill, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very rough road lead us to Cape Borda Lighthouse for a knowledgeable guided tour of this very interesting square lighthouse and museum. A bonus was time spent watching all the native birds coming in for a bath and drink at the birdbath

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Thank Judith T
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Drove all the way out to find it closed, so we took the walking track down to see the breathtaking views anyway. Such a beautiful lighthouse. Stop by the light keepers cemetery on the way to see the history. We ever saw kangaroos and lizards as we walked down. Still worth the trip

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Thank Kell P
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the 12.30 tour as it involves the canon firing. Very remote location but well worth the trip. Our kids loved looking around and of course the canon.

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Thank DonnaBradley
Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We had to abort tour as the road was really bad. It does not have pot holes. The road is not sealed. It is very bumpy. Difficult with kids.

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Thank Firaz M
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Walk to the cliff top lookout, but be careful along the uneven calcite pathway. Treat yourself to an ice cream at the lighthouse kiosk.

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Bathurst, Australia
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have to mention the Ranger here, a really genuine and informative man who does everthing himself and still finds time to make folks feel welcome. The SA parks people are lucky to have someone like this on board. Our compliments. This is a great little spot which gives a good insight into the history of the early lighthouse keepers... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

beautiful walk down to the cliffs n we were able to see some dolphins swimming as well... was amazing.

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Thank 103krishd
Busselton, Australia
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were fortunate, as we arrived 10 minutes before Mick was doing his tour through the lighthouse. Wow, what a dynamo this man is. He presented so much interesting information in rapid fire style. It left one gob smacked. Do you know why some lighthouses are round and others can be square? I did not know but Mick gave us... More 

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