Cape Borda Lightstation – Flinders Chase National Park

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Due to bush fire activity in January 2020 on Kangaroo Island this attraction is now closed until further notice. There are many other things to see and do on Kangaroo Island – check out or for suggestions!

Cape Borda Lightstation is testament to a bygone era of travelling the open seas by sail. It is a monument to isolation and hardship. The precinct is steeped in European history. It has an unusual square lighthouse built in 1858, several historic light keepers’ cottages you can stay in, and a museum.

Learn more about the island’s maritime history on a guided tour (fee applies). Don’t miss the 12.30pm tour – it includes the daily cannon firing at 1pm. You can find out all about it during the tour.

Cape Borda offers picnic areas with sheltered gas barbecues. Go for a walk after lunch – try the Cliff Top Hike for amazing views out over the water.

To really experience the spectacular beauty and tranquillity of Cape Borda, you can stay overnight in a charming self-contained lighthouse keeper’s cottage. If camping is more your thing, nearby Harvey’s Return has a campground (camping fees apply).


Barbeque Carpark Coach Parking Interpretive Centre Kiosk Picnic Area Public Toilet


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Disabled access available

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Cape Borda Lightstation – Flinders Chase National Park

Cape Borda, Kangaroo Island

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