Bathurst Lighthouse, Rottnest Island
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Bathurst Lighthouse is one of two lighthouses on Rottnest Island, the other being Wadjemup Lighthouse. It is located on Bathurst Point, in the north east of the island, and was activated in 1900. The lighthouse was erected in response to a series of shipping disasters in the area, which included the loss of the City of York in 1899.The lightsource and lantern house were originally to be used at Cape Leeuwin but were then built in on Rottnest Island. In 1920 the original acetylene flame was replaced by a flasher, which made the keeper superfluous. An electric light was installed in 1986.Bathurst Lighthouse serves as the rear light in the pair of Kingston Reef's leading lights, which guide ships departing from Fremantle through the reefs near the island. Its light is characterised by a group of four flashes that occurs every sixteen seconds.Put Bathurst Lighthouse into our Rottnest Island trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rottnest Island.
Bathurst Lighthouse Reviews
Doesn't get as many visitors as wadjemup and not as grand, but it's still another cool lighthouse on Rottnest if that's your sort of thing. Easier to get to also as it's close to the ferry stop. more »
Our bus tour allowed us some time here but not enough to climb it. Offers good views across much of the island from the hill it is situated on. more »
Not sure I could write a review that could do this place justice so I will leave you with pictures. Tips: sunscreen, hat, water.
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