Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
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  • Andyjam2110
    Newcastle, Australia521 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome sunset vantage point.
    A great place to see both the full moon rising and a stunning WA sunset. Take up some food, cook a bbq and enjoy the last few moments of daylight. Get there early cause it gets busy.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 June 2023
  • Michelle W
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Views, great history.
    Another spot worth stopping and checking out. Great history of why the lighthouse was erected and the 360 degree views are amazing. And before you leave, watch the ocean in front of you. It's a whale highway in July/August.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,869 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Views
    We really enjoyed our stop at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, a short drive from Exmouth towards Cape Range National Park. It was built over a century ago to try to prevent shipwrecks which had been common along this stretch of reef and coast. You can't visit the lighthouse itself but the grounds are open and you can see for miles along the coast. There are numerous info boards outside it giving you the history of the place as well as about the flora and fauna. Love that the WW2 defensive sandbags are still preserved there. Well worth a visit, we loved it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, Maryland9,115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice 1st stop on tour of NW Cape.
    We stopped up here on our 90 mile circuit of the 2011 UNESCO Ningaloo Coast. Just beyond the 1912 40’ lighthouse is a circle of information signs about the facing view: the 1907 wreck of the 320’ cattle steamer SS Mildura, the 1943 WW11 Japanese raid that hit the radar tower and the 13 505’ US Navy antennas providing transmission to Allied ships in the western Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Now onto the fine beaches of the Cape Range National Park.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD9,115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We stopped up here on our 90 mile circuit of the 2011 UNESCO Ningaloo Coast.
Just beyond the 1912 40’ lighthouse is a circle of information signs about the facing view: the 1907 wreck of the 320’ cattle steamer SS Mildura, the 1943 WW11 Japanese raid that hit the radar tower and the 13 505’ US Navy antennas providing transmission to Allied ships in the western Pacific and the Indian Ocean.
Now onto the fine beaches of the Cape Range National Park.
Written 29 October 2023
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Cathy
Perth, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Amazing view of Ningaloo reef. Good didactic panels explaining history of area. Personal accounts a nice touch. Saw whales in the distance.
Written 26 October 2023
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,869 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We really enjoyed our stop at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, a short drive from Exmouth towards Cape Range National Park. It was built over a century ago to try to prevent shipwrecks which had been common along this stretch of reef and coast. You can't visit the lighthouse itself but the grounds are open and you can see for miles along the coast. There are numerous info boards outside it giving you the history of the place as well as about the flora and fauna.
Love that the WW2 defensive sandbags are still preserved there. Well worth a visit, we loved it.
Written 21 September 2023
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Michelle W
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Another spot worth stopping and checking out. Great history of why the lighthouse was erected and the 360 degree views are amazing. And before you leave, watch the ocean in front of you. It's a whale highway in July/August.
Written 25 August 2023
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Emma
Perth, Australia44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Great drive up to top, where lighthouse located...Great job
Really enjoyed reading the history..well done
Only place where you can see sunrise & sunset
Written 5 June 2023
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Andyjam2110
Newcastle, Australia521 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
A great place to see both the full moon rising and a stunning WA sunset. Take up some food, cook a bbq and enjoy the last few moments of daylight. Get there early cause it gets busy.
Written 4 June 2023
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Samantha M
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Nice place to watch the sunset and take photos. Not much to see or do except enjoy the view and a bit of history.
Written 4 May 2023
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Michelle Leslie H
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Very interesting spot
Worth a visit, Exmouth played quite a large part in WW2 and keeping Australia safe
Written 23 March 2023
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Virginia38,601 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Built in 1912, the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse was decommissioned in 1967. It was originally known as the NorthWest Cape Lighthouse but was changed to avoid confusion with the lighthouse that replaced. The new lighthouse was placed on one of the nearby communication radar towers. The lighthouse stands 40-feet tall and sits at 240+ feet above sea level. It is the only lighthouse in Australia that is powered by vaporized kerosene. Cyclone Vance on March of 1999 did not do major damage. Rather than leave it with broken panes, funds from the Cyclone Vance Repair Funds on the restoration of the lighthouse. It is now a tourist attraction, but the tower is not opened to visitors.
Written 5 February 2023
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ashromi
Perth, Australia53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Beautiful sunsets and great place for star gazing. A short drive out from Exmouth where people gather when they can to witness a beautiful sunset.
Written 24 December 2022
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