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Cape Jaffa Lighthouse Tours



Originally built out to sea from Cape Jaffa on the Margaret Brock Reef and opened in 1872.

The historic lighthouse was 41 m high and known as a Wells Screw Pile - designed to ideally suit the local conditions. The 8 roomed dwelling accommodated two lightkeepers and families with enough stores to last several weeks. The First Order Chance Brothers lantern could be seen for 40 kms.

In 1973, the Federal Government de-commissioned the light station and gifted the lighthouse to the National Trust of South Australia. It opened in 1976 as a Museum, and is now managed by the Kingston National Trust branch.

From its commanding position on Kingston’s foreshore, check out the spectacular views from the top deck and get a glimpse into the incredible life of the lightkeeper in a very challenging workplace!

Originally situated on the Margaret Brock Reef, 8kms out to sea from Cape Jaffa, this lighthouse became Australia’s first lighthouse to be dismantled and re-located onshore.

Tours available on the hour, 10am to 3pm daily, Dec 26th 2019 - Jan 27th 2020.

Tour duration: 45mins.

Please arrive 15mins prior to tour start time.


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Last tour at 3pm

At other times, by appointment, phone 0427854175

Adult: $11
Child (aged 5-17): $3
Under 4: Free
Family (2+2): $21, addition children $3
National Trust Members: Free, please show card upon entry
*All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about Group Tours, contact Kingston National Trust, Phone 0427854175

No refunds.

Meet your guide at the base of the Lighthouse stairs.

See the lighthouse’s First Order Holophotal Dioptric lens shining brightly through the summer holidays from sunset, for 60 mins, on

  • New Year’s Eve
  • January 4th: Kingston’s Foreshore Festival
  • January 15th (the lighthouse’s birthday)
  • Australia Day


32 Marine Parade, Kingston SE
Right on the foreshore.



Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
32 Marine Parade, Kingston SE, SA 5275

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