Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, Kangaroo Island

The Cape du Couedic Lighthouse is a lighthouse in South Australia located at Cape du Couedic on Kangaroo Island.
The lighthouse which was constructed between 1906–1909, consists of a tower built from 2,000 pieces of local stone, together with three four-roomed cottages to house the head keeper and two assistants with their families. The light characteristic shows two flashes every ten seconds, emitted at a focal plane height of. A Fresnel lens made by Chance Brothers is used there.
For many of its early years the site was inaccessible by land. Stores, materials and equipment brought by boat were hauled up to the lighthouse by a flying fox winching system originally powered by a pair of horses.
Today the lighthouse is automated and visitors to the area can stay in the old keepers' cottages.
The lighthouse, its former keepers' cottages, stable and store, and the following structures at Weirs Cove - jetty, funnelway and the ruins of a store have separate listings as state heritage places on the South Australian Heritage Register.
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  • The lighthouse is located on the area of Flinder Chase National Park, on a hill above the parking lot to Admiral's Arch. A beautiful building from the early 20th century, but it is not open to the public without a guided tour. Around the lighthouse there are several small hiking routes. Among them is the Heritage Walk, which leads over the area of the lighthouse and reports on various information signs about the life of the early lighthouse keepers. Conclusion: Very nice for a photo motif, especially in nice weather. The Heritage Walk is not a must.
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  • Very good views of the sea and start of the hike to see Admiral's Arch. For those who want to read something different about Kangaroo Island and especially this lighthouse, an essential book is "Kangaroo Island by Tony Boyle"
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  • Beautiful place, nice views.Lighthouse is automated and de-staffed
  • Such a beautiful place it is!!! Must visit place, should be in everyone's bucket list
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