Shire of Augusta Margaret River

Leeuwin Lighthouse and Accessible Viewing Platform, Cape Leeuwin


Summary
  • A timber platform that overlooks the Southern and Indian Oceans
  • A telecope is provided at sitting height
  • Access to the lighthouse is by stairs only
  • Accessible parking bays and toilets are provided in the Lighthouse precinct, one in the café and another on the path to the lighthouse and viewing platform
Location (View Map)
2 Leeuwin Road where two oceans meet; at the very end of Leeuwin Road Augusta, if you go past it you’re on your way to Antarctica, Augusta, WA 6290 Australia
Opening Hours
Daily 8.45am to 5.00pm
Telephone
08 97 581 920 or Augusta or Margaret River Visitor Centres 
08 97 580 166 Augusta
08 97 572 911 Margaret River

Closest accessible parking

  • Two accessible parking bays located on either side of the entrance gate to the Lighthouse precinct.
  • Bays are unmarked, on sand and grass.
  • Each bay has a sign at the head of the bay.
  • The car park is large and would enable set down and pick up.
Parking at entrance gate
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Service/s
  • The Lighthouse complex includes the lighthouse, viewing platform, paths, café with interpretive signs, tourist shop and accessible toilets.
External access and entrance
  • Path leads from the car park, through the main entrance door of the café, where admission tickets are purchased.
  • Entrance door is 84cm wide and there enough space through the café and ticket purchase building to allow access for people using wheelchairs and walking aids.
  • The path to the lighthouse and viewing platform is wide and even, following the contours of the land.
  • The path from the car park, through the café is wide.
  • The path out of the café is to a bitumen sealed road that heads up to the Lighthouse. This road is approximately 400 metres long and is not a traffic thoroughfare, but a pedestrian path.
  • An accessible toilet is located between the café entrance and the lighthouse.
  • Next to the lighthouse is a wide boardwalk leading down a gentle slope to a platform that overlooks the ocean. This viewing platform is constructed from timber deck and has bench seating without armrests.
  • There is a telescope at sitting height.
  • The lighthouse is accessible by spiral stairs.
Path through lighthouse precinct Bitumen road up to lighthouse From bitumen road to boardwalk to platform Boardwalk to platform Viewing platform Informative signage and accessible telescope
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Signage, customer displays and customer information
  • Large, directional signage is provided from the main entrance road.
  • All amenities are clearly signed, as is the interpretive signs around the Lighthouse precinct.
Accessible toilet
Accessible Toilet, Leeuwin Lighthouse, Cape Leeuwin
Accessible Toilet, Leeuwin Lighthouse Café, Cape Leeuwin

Information collected by: Shire of Augusta Margaret River

Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information however no guarantee is given that the facility is fully accessible. Please advise the You're Welcome WA coordinator at the Disability Services Commission of any access changes since publication.