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Mick the ranger is hilarious - must do tour

We did the Cape Borda Lighthouse station tour at 12.30pm which has the cannon firing as part of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fiona S
Neat place!

Had to go visit the square lighthouse. Interesting place. Very windy that day so we didn't stay too... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Laurene B
New Milford, Connecticut
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Cape Borda Lightstation is in a stunning location upon the cliffs overlooking Investigator Strait. To discover the maritime history of the area you can take a tour of the lighthouse and visit the museum. Don't miss the daily cannon firing on the...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Cape Borda Lighthouse station tour at 12.30pm which has the cannon firing as part of this tour time. This tour part of the Parks Pass which makes it cheaper to do. The tour is run by Mick who is hilarious - great...More

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Had to go visit the square lighthouse. Interesting place. Very windy that day so we didn't stay too long.

Thank Laurene B
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

A bit of a drive to get there and would avoid on a rainy day unless I had a good 4WD as the roads got a little slick. Great little spot for a picnic and some heritage. Views were okay but better when down the...More

Thank Tegan85
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Well, it is actually the relieving lighthouse keepers cottage, and is a 1 bedroom fibro cottage with very little changed from the 1970's. Just fine for a couple however, with a comfy enough bed and decent kitchen. The loo opens off the entry vestibule which...More

Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Mick is a really great guide who is very knowledgeable and passionate about his job. The guided tour about Cape Borda and its characteristics, as well as purpose of lighthouses, was an amazing lesson. The canon firing at the end of the 1230 tour was...More

Thank caseyice K
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Whilst there is not a lot to see here and the journey along a dirt road is quite long this is a worthwhile visit especially if you take the tour with Mick as he will make you jump with his presentation and demonstration. The sea...More

Thank 444Larry
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place. Lots of history and stories. Mick the Ranger was the best REAL tour guide we've come across and made it fun for adults and kids. Topped off with a cannon firing at 1pm. Thanks Mick was great 👍

Thank the3burgmanns
Reviewed 11 May 2018

A look long drive from anywhere else on the Island the Cape Borda Lighthouse is worth visiting. Located in a spectacular setting on each occasion we have had the bonus of seeing a large flock of Black Cockatoos nearby. Also worth stopping at the historic...More

Thank Russell M
Reviewed 27 April 2018

As long as you drive to the conditions, you will be rewarded with a great piece of history, a terrific ranger and an insight into the hardships faced many decades ago. 30kms of corrugated road?? Sure some sections were, but most wasn't .

Thank Shendy65
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We made it to the only REAL lighthouse in south Australia, rough road, but that is just part of the kangaroo island charm. Enjoyed our tour with Mick the fastest REAL tour guide in the west. Came back for the very loud cannon firing. Not...More

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