Cape Borda Lightstation

Set within Flinders Chase National Park, Cape Borda Lighthouse is perched on cliffs overlooking Investigator Strait. Located on the north western corner of Kangaroo Island, this unique square lighthouse was built in 1858 and is steeped in European history.

To discover the maritime history of the area you can take a tour of the lightstation. The lighthouse area features a restored signal cannon, a museum and kiosk where refreshments and souvenirs are available. Don't miss the daily cannon firing on the 12.30pm tour.

After exploring the lighthouse, enjoy a stroll along one of the walking trails around the park including the Cliff Top Hike. This short trail through a picturesque rock garden takes you to a stone lookout that provides an ideal vantage point for spotting whales and dolphins.

There is also a self-guided nature drive along Shackle Road between Cape Borda Lightstation and Flinders Chase Visitor Centre where you can explore the rugged western end of the island.

Why not extend your visit and stay in one of the historic lightkeepers' cottages.


Cape Borda Lighstation is located in Flinders Chase National Park 110km west of Kingscote, Kangaroo Island.

Opening times

Day visitors to Flinders Chase National Park are requested to leave the park by sunset.

The Flinders Chase Visitor Centre is open 9am-5pm daily (except Christmas Day).

Lightstation tours

Duration: approx 45 mins

Friday - Tuesday

11.00 am 12.30 pm* 2.00 pm

Daily during school holidays

Spring: Sat 26 Sept 2015 – Sun 11 Oct 2015
Summer: Sat 12 Dec 2015 – Sun 31 Jan 2016
Autumn: Sat 16 Apr 2016 – Sun 1 May 2016

11.00 am 12.30 pm* 2.00 pm 3.15 pm 4.00 pm

*Cannon firing is conducted on the 12.30 pm tour.

Self-guided tour

A self-guided walk is also available.


Fees apply.

Contact us

General enquiries:

Phone: (+61 8) 8553 4465

Accommodation bookings and enquiries:

Phone: (+61 8) 8553 4410
Book accommodation online

Important information

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

All wood fires or solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year. Gas fires are permitted other than on days of Total Fire Ban.

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