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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Western Australia

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.

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8 Responses to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

  1. D.J. - THE WORLD OF DEEJ July 30, 2012 at 12:34 PM #

    Gorgeous pic…Lighthouses are so great to photograph…

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD August 3, 2012 at 5:32 AM #

      I have to agree DJ. Was a pretty nice day out as well just wish I’d had a bit more blue sky for the background

  2. ANDI OF MY BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURES July 30, 2012 at 10:09 PM #

    This is an incredible shot!

  3. DEAN July 30, 2012 at 11:19 PM #

    I hiked the Cape to Cape track many years back. I think it was 6 days between the Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouses. Absolutely stunning coastline in that area.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD August 4, 2012 at 2:03 AM #

      wow Dean that’s one crazy hike, bet the views were amazing along the way

  4. DOC WENDS August 1, 2012 at 3:08 AM #

    Loved the lighthouse, very much akin to those we see on NatGeo magazines and wallpapers on PCs. Just can stare at it for moments and perhaps reflect.

    Cheers 😉

  5. CALLIE August 4, 2012 at 2:52 AM #

    Gorgeous pic. Crazy to imagine what it would have been like to have this be your first sight of Australia!

  6. ANTHEA WHITLEY August 4, 2012 at 8:20 PM #

    Chris,
    l hope you sampled the wine too, while you were there !

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