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Cape Jaffa Lightouse Museum, Kingston SE

Photo courtesy of Mandy Dureau

The Cape Jaffa Lighthouse Museum is a unique legacy from the maritime history of South Australia, preserved for 150 years in almost pristine condition.

It is owned by the National Trust of South Australia and managed as a tourism asset for Kingston and the Limestone Coast by the Kingston SE Branch of NTSA.

Its iconic form is a powerful symbol for the community and its maritime industries.

The Lighthouse is located at Kingston S.E.

“Fantastic place! Amazing guides! Thank you very much. Will be happy to be here one day again!”

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Learn about the truly inspirational feats of perseverance and fortitude which dominated the work of the builders; hear stories of the dedicated commitment of lightkeepers and their wives whose lives were ruled by the necessity of the Light; wonder at the crazy, brave idea of relocating the Lighthouse which created an unconventional and unprecedented logistical challenge, and ultimately, created Australian history.

Take a guided tour through the structure and climb the 116 steps of the helical staircase to the Lantern Room to experience the amazing First Order Dioptric prismatic lens. An observation deck at the top offers a commanding view of the town and across Lacepede Bay, with the original platform visible on the horizon on most days.

Cape Jaffa Lightouse Museum, Kingston SE

OPEN 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Experienced guides lead small groups through the Lighthouse at designated times – during South Australian school holidays, tours leave on-the-hour from 10am to 3pm each day, with online bookings available to secure a place.
Between holiday periods, phone 0427 854 175 to secure a tour booking.

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"LOVED it! The best lighthouse tour we've done - the kids loved it. Thank you!"