Clifftop Hike – Cape Borda Lightstation – Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island
Start Point Unnamed Road, Cape Borda SA 5223, Australia
End Point Cape Borda Rd, Cape Borda SA 5223, Australia
Distance 1.0km return
Time 30 Minutes – Walking

Clifftop Hike (30 mins return, 1km)

This short trail is the perfect complement to a guided tour at Cape Borda Lightstation. Meander through the picturesque rock gardens, and observe how the vegetation shortens and changes as you near the cliff top. A stone lookout provides an ideal vantage point for spotting whales and dolphins.

Access: this trail starts at Cape Borda Lightstation.

More information and maps can be found in the Parks of Kangaroo Island guide.

Set within Flinders Chase National Park, Cape Borda Lighthouse is perched on cliffs overlooking Investigator Strait. Located on the north western corner of Kangaroo Island, this unique square lighthouse was built in 1858 and is steeped in European history.

To discover the maritime history of the area you can take a tour of the lightstation. The lighthouse area features a restored signal cannon, a museum and kiosk where refreshments and souvenirs are available. Don’t miss the daily cannon firing on the 12.30 pm tour.

After exploring the lighthouse, enjoy a stroll along one of the walking trails around the park including the Cliff Top Hike. This short trail through a picturesque rock garden takes you to a stone lookout that provides an ideal vantage point for spotting whales and dolphins.

There is also a self-guided nature drive along Shackle Road between Cape Borda Lightstation and Flinders Chase Visitor Centre where you can explore the rugged western end of the island.

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