Open day sheds light on Cape Willoughby

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The historic Cape Willoughby lightstation is hosting an open day on Sunday, 22 May.

Natural Resources Kangaroo Island Guide Dale Arnott said Cape Willoughby lighthouse was built in 1852 and was the first in South Australia.

“The Cape Willoughby guides will be leading tours every half hour from 10am till 3.30pm, shedding light on the working and living conditions endured by the early light keepers,” Ms Arnott said.

“Fifth-generation Kangaroo Islander Wren Lashmar will guide tours through history at 11.30am and 2pm.

“The lighthouse has fabulous views and if you climb to the top, you might even be lucky enough to spot a humpback or southern right whale.

“There will be lots of things to do on the day, including visiting the museum at the visitor centre, and the Friends of Dudley Peninsula Parks will have a native plant stall.

“There will also be adventure activities for the kids and special discount vouchers for a stay at the Cape Willoughby heritage-listed cottages.”

For more information, visit or call 8553 4444.

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