Cape Jaffa Lighthouse

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, Saturday 10th April – Monday 26th April.

Tour duration: 45 mins


Bookings RECOMMENDED to secure place.

Last tour at 3pm.


Adult: $11
Child (aged 5-17): $3
Under 4: Free
Family (2+2): $25, addition children $3
National Trust Members: Free, please show card upon entry
*All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

No refunds

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.


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

  • New Year’s Eve
  • January 15th (the lighthouse’s birthday), includes evening tours
  • Australia Day
  • March 7th, June 13th, October 3rd (Long weekends)
  • Easter Sunday (April 4th)
  • Anzac Dat (April 25th).


Lighthouse location: 32 Marine Parade, Kingston SE

Right on the foreshore.



Marine Parade Kingston SE 5275 SA


Opening time 10.00am -3.00pm daily School Holidays or by appointment.

0427 854 175
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