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 1973, the Federal Government de-commissioned the light station and gifted the lighthouse to the National Trust of South Australia. It opened in 1976 as a Museum, and is now managed by the Kingston National Trust branch.


Tours available on the hour, 10am to 3pm daily, during SA public school holidays

Tour duration: 45 mins

BOOK ONLINE: Cape Jaffa Lighthouse Tours

Bookings RECOMMENDED to secure your place.

Last tour at 3pm.


Adult: $15
Child (aged 5-17): $7
Under 5: Free

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.


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


Plan your Visit

Cape Jaffa Lighthouse


32 Marine Parade
Kingston SE SA 5275


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

0427 854 175
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