The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is located at Cape Leeuwin, the most south-westerly point of Australia. Erected in 1895/6 it was dedicated to the world’s mariners by then Premier of Western Australia Sir John Forrest on the 10th December 1896.
The lighthouse once guarded one of the busiest sea traffic routes on the Australia Coast in its day when most Australia bound ships travelled via the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Leeuwin was often the first sighting of Australia for many sailors.
Cape Leeuwin is also the designated point where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean and at various times of the year you can see unusual conditions in the nearby waters.