Wadjemup Lighthouse

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Constructed in 1896, Wadjemup Lighthouse stands at the highest point of Rottnest Island, offering visitors a fantastic view of Perth City on the distant mainland. At approximately 38 metres, it is the fourth tallest lighthouse in Australia and replaced the original 20 metre structure built in 1849.

While the lighthouse itself is closed to visitors, this scenic spot is well worth a visit. Three other buildings in the Wadjemup precinct, including the Signal Station, the Battery Observation Post and the Women’s Royal Australian Navy Service, are also intact and linked by self-guided interpretive signage.

Located at the centre of the island, you can get to the Wadjemup Lighthouse by bike (a 15-minute ride from the Settlement), by bus tour, shuttle bus, or by foot via the Wadjemup Bidi walk trail.

Facilities

Coach Parking

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Rates

Free Entry

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