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Wadjemup Lighthouse Tour

Step inside for a once-in-a-lifetime experience of both a historical landmark and modern working lighthouse.

Join a guided climb of Wadjemup Lighthouse to marvel at its inner workings before breathing in the salty sea breeze from the island’s highest point.

Wadjemup Lighthouse stands proud at an impressive 38 metres, making it the fourth tallest lighthouse of its kind in Australia.

Hear tales of engineering feats from your knowledgeable guide as you climb the tight spiralling staircase, comprising 155 stairs. As you ascend, learn how the prisms and pendulums were used to create a guiding light for lost sailors in the past. Today, the lighthouse is still a crucial beacon that helps vessels safely navigate their way towards Fremantle port.

Once you’ve ascended to the top of the tower, experience 360-degree views out over the island and gaze at the shimmering Indian Ocean that sprawls in every direction.

Tours of the site are conducted daily between 10 am and 2:30 pm.

You can purchase a ticket for your tour at the Visitor Centre or on arrival to Wadjemup Lighthouse.

Please note participants must be a minimum of five years of age, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Opening hours may vary

Family (two adults, two children)$34

Prices subject to change

Where to find Wadjemup Lighthouse

Located at the centre of the island, you can reach the Wadjemup Lighthouse on two wheels. It's just a 15-minute ride from the main settlement. It’s also accessible by bus and even by foot, as a key stop on the Gabbi Karniny Bidi or the Wardan Nara Bidi hiking trails.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are toilet facilities at Wadjemup Hill and bins on site. Kalli’s on Rotto offers food and drink options for those exploring the centre of the island.

Disabled access is available to get up close to both lighthouses, however no accessible facilities are available inside.

Tickets for tours of the Wadjemup Lighthouse are $15 per adult, $12 for concession, $7 per child, and $34 for a family (two adults, two children).