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Cape Jaffa Lighthouse

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An interesting and enjoyable historical experience

Went to the lighthouse with my dad and my three year old. She did well to climb the stairs as it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Clongy
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Amazing feat to move this lighthouse

When we visited Kingston SE we went to have a look at this lighthouse. We had been traveling from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fiona S
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6 days ago
“An interesting and enjoyable historical experience ”
2 weeks ago
“Amazing feat to move this lighthouse”
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Established in 1872 on Margaret Brock Reef 8km to sea from Cape Jaffa. History was made in 1974 when the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse was dismantled and moved to Marine Parade Kingston.
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32 Marine Parade, Kingston SE, South Australia 5275, Australia
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+61 8 8767 2036
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to the lighthouse with my dad and my three year old. She did well to climb the stairs as it was a bit steep, but managed well. Adults are $10 and children are $2, or a family ticket is $20. Some people came and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited Kingston SE we went to have a look at this lighthouse. We had been traveling from Melbourne along the Great Ocean road and the coastline of South Australia where we have seen many lighthouses. This one is very unusual in its construction....More

Thank Fiona S
MayM434, Admin at Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Fiona, We look forward to meeting you at the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse sometime in the near future. A visit to this lighthouse is very unique, an experience not to be missed.

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

$10 entry per adult ($20 family) probably a little steep but a very worthwhile experience all the same. Local guides on hand to provide a history of the facility. Great 360 degree views from the top.

Thank toc164
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We only looked from the outside but tours are available at a very low cost. The lighthouse was originally offshore but was moved to Kingston after decommissioning.

Thank John B
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We was down Kingston for my partners triathlon and we thought we would have a look inside. It’s a long climb up but the views and the history is amazing.

Thank Brenton-Jolly
May M, Volunteer Guide at Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thanks for visiting the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse Brenton. So glad you made the effort to climb the 129 steps to enjoy the view from the lantern room.

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is definitely a must when visiting Kingston. Great display of history and living conditions for the lighthouse family Wonderful views from top of lighthouse Easy parking and access to site

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May M, Volunteer Guide at Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit to the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, a unique icon of the South East coasts maritime history.

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Pulled up at the lighthouse and was disappointed to see the gates bolted but noticed that appointments could be made at the information centre. They were more than happy to arrange for a volunteer to show us through. We had a personal tour of the...More

Thank YvonneW54
May M, Volunteer Guide at Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thanks for visiting the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse. Volunteers, when available, are happy to show visitors through the lighthouse. Thanks for your review

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

In Kingston SE, this was the most interesting part of our trip to this town as we drove along the waterfront. The lighthouse was moved from its original position on a reef off cape Jaffa in recent years. Not open at our time of visit

Thank jantNorthEastUk
May M, Volunteer Guide at Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Opening times are advertised on the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse facebook page during summer, school holidays and public holidays. Volunteer guides, when available, can be organised through the Visitor Information Outlet. 08 87672036. Maybe next time you visit Kingston we can arrange a tour for you.

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Was really looking forward to going through this Lighthouse. Stopped into Kingston just to see it only to find it was all locked up. Still impressive but would have liked to learn moreMore

Thank HappyTravels1958
May M, Volunteer Guide at Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Sorry we missed you. Opening times are advertised on the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse facebook page during summer, school holidays and public holidays. Volunteer guides, when available, can be organised through the Visitor Information Outlet. 08 87672036. Maybe next time you visit Kingston we can arrange...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017

We went to the anniversary this year and the history was amazing. A definite must see if you are passing through on the weekend.

Thank Quigs73
Management response:Responded 31 May 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit to the Historic Cape Jaffa lighthouse, Marine Parade, Kingston SE.

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