Cape Borda Lighthouse Station
Lighthouses of Kangaroo Island
Photographer: Chris Klep
Originally built in 1858 Cape Borda is the third oldest lighthouse remaining in South Australia. Cape Borda is the only lighthouse that is square in South Australia.
Cape Borda was originally used to warn ships during the war of any Russian ships passing the Island through shooting the cannon that stands in front of the lighthouse, which still fires today for visitors. The lighthouse started running on its own from 1989 and would operate automatically. Alongside the lighthouse, the old keepers cottages are used for accommodation for visitors.
You can visit the lighthouse from Friday - Tuesday: 11.00 am, 12.30 pm*, 2.00 pm
*Cannon firing is conducted on the 12.30 pm tour