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Bathurst Lighthouse

The Bathurst Lighthouse forms the subsiduary light to the Main Rottnest Island Light enabling vessels entering and leaving the Port of Fremantle to safely navigate the reefs around the island.

  • Open days/Times:Open 24/7
  • Type:Attractions
  • Activity:Lighthouse
  • Suited For:Adults (18+)

Details

  • Type:Attractions
  • Suited For:Adults (18+)
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

The Bathurst Lighthouse was built as a result of shipwrecks culminating in the "City of York" disaster in 1899. Built from local limestone in 1900, the tower is painted white with a gold lantern dome. 

The lighthouse was one of four erected between 1910 and 1912 leading up to the Commonwealth takeover of coastal lights in 1915. In 1986 the light was converted to electric operation. The keepers cottage was sold to the Rottnest Island Board and is at present occupied by Board employees.

Image used with permission from Rottnest Island Authority. 

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Location

SCOOP