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Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia

October 2016

Cape Leeuwin is one of the most scenic spot to visit in the Margaret River region. It is located at the extreme south-western point of the Australian continent. Cape Leeuwin marks the boundary between the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean. Augusta is the closest town to Cape Leeuwin, just a 12 minutes drive and Margaret River town being 30 minutes away.

We start our 2nd day road trip by visiting Cape Leeuwin before proceeding to the next attraction of the day. Although we arrived in Augusta in the early evening the previous day, we were unable to  make a visit here as the grounds of the lighthouse closes at 5:00 p.m.

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Arrived early. Waiting for the gate to open.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

Location of Baywatch Manor Lodge & Cape Leeuwin lighthouse. Just 9km away.

The lighthouse precinct is enclosed in a fenced-off area which you’ll need to pay $8 to enter. To climb up the lighthouse, you’ll have to join a tour for an additional $12.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

Entry fees prominently displayed.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

From afar, the lighthouse draws your attention.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

About to enter the lighthouse precinct. The morning was beautiful with clear blue sky.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

Australian flag in the precinct compound.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

Bench for you to sit and soak in the warmth and sight.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

Some facts about the lighthouse.

The Cape Leeuwin lighthouse is located on its own precinct, a narrow peninsula of granite jutting out into the ocean built-in the late 19th century. It offers spectacular views of the cape as well as views out to sea. At 39m high and 56m above the sea, the lighthouse is the third tallest in Australia and the tallest in Western Australia. It stands at its lonely position near the edge of the dramatic granite peninsula. It was one of the last in the world to remain manually operated until 1982.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

Wind wave at the lighthouse.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

Entrance to the lighthouse.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

Some facts about meeting of the two oceans.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

Trying to locate the imaginary line separating Southern Ocean & the Indian Ocean.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

Lookout point below the lighthouse facing the two oceans.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, Augusta, Western Australia.

About 250m before you reach the lighthouse car park to your right, there is an old Historic Water Wheel. It was built to pump water from a spring up to the lighthouse cottages and over the years the wood that it was originally made from has been coated with minerals. The fossilised water wheel is worth a visit, as where the sea meets the rocky beach, the water a crystal clear. The water wheel is located next to the car park.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

History of  water wheel.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

The now ‘fossilised’ water wheel.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

Crystal clear waters.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

This part is the Indian Ocean.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

The lighthouse as seen from the water wheel.

Cape Leeuwin, Augusta, Western Australia.

Location of The Historic Water Wheel in respect to the Lighthouse car park.

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