Originally built out to sea from the Cape Jaffa on the Margaret Brock Reef and opened in 1872.
The historic lighthouse originally was 41 metres high and known as a Wells Screw Pile designed to suit the local conditions. The 8 roomed dwelling accommodated two lighthouse keepers and families with enough stores to last several weeks. The Chance Brothers lantern could be seen for a distance up to 40 kilometres.
In the early 1970’s the Federal Government decided to install an automatic light and hand over the Lighthouse to the care of the National Trust at Kingston. The Lighthouse was moved to Marine Parade Kingston and opened in 1976 as a Museum.
Tours available on the hour, 10am to 3pm daily, during SA public school holidays
Tour duration: 45 mins
BOOK ONLINE: bit.ly/capejaffalighthousetours
Bookings RECOMMENDED to secure your place.
Last tour at 3pm.
Child (aged 5-17): $7
Under 4: Free
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
Meet your guide at the base of the stairs 15mins before your start time.
LIGHT ON and NIGHT TOURS: Phone to book your place –
- – New Year’s Eve
- – Kingston Foreshore Festival
- – January 15th (the light was first exhibited on this date)
- – January 24th (the official opening of the Cape Jaffa Light Station)
- – Australia Day
- – Sunday of each SA Long Weekend: March, June, October
- – Easter Sunday
- – Anzac Day
- – Kingston Christmas Parade
Lighthouse location: 32 Marine Parade, Kingston SE
Right on the foreshore.