Old Point Cloates Lighthouse (Ruins) - WA

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -22.70904 113.680923
DMS: 22º 42' 32.54" S 113º 40' 51.32" E
UTM: 49 K 7486200mN 775401mE
Altitude: 25.84m


Place Type

Recreation - Tourist Attraction


48.96kms North of Coral Bay - Driving 61.5 km (1 hour 22 mins)
96.65kms SouthWest of Exmouth - Driving 131 km (2 hours 25 mins)
189.39kms SouthWest of Onslow - Driving 360 km (4 hours 56 mins)

Address & Contact

Ningaloo WA
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Point Cloates lighthouse was built in 1910 from local limestone on the hill near Ningaloo Station homestead. The lighthouse was particularly remote and the living conditions were cramped with the two lighthouse keepers living in one cottage with their families. It was automated and therefore de-manned in 1933 but unfortunately by the mid 1930s, the lighthouse was severely damaged and eventually abandoned. It is likely the damage occurred due to the tower's poor foundations, but could have been due to an earthquake. It was later sold to the owners of the 49,000 hectare Ningaloo sheep station.

The old lighthouse now lies in ruins, having been replaced by a steel lattice tower in a better position. The lighthouse tower is extremely remote and is best accessed by 4WD from Ningaloo Road. There are no formal tours and the tower is on private property but can be visited if permission is obtained from the owners.
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Closest Weather Station

Learmonth at 05/07:30am WST
Distance from Old Point Cloates Lighthouse (Ruins) 67.32km NE
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Closest Climatic Station

Learmonth Airport
Distance from Old Point Cloates Lighthouse (Ruins) 67.32km NE
Mean Max. °C37.937.536.433.228.624.924.226.329.332.634.536.8
Mean Min. °C23.024.122.920.416.213.111.412.213.816.318.420.8
Mean Rain mm32.442.938.515.440.842.522.312.

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