Cape Leeuwin lighthouse sits strategically on the most south-western point of the Australian mainland towering over the invisible line where the Indian and the Southern Oceans meet. For $20, slip on an audio headset and meander through the grounds learning about the life of a lighthouse keeper and book on a 30-minute lighthouse tour. Walking up all those stairs and reading all the interesting information about shipwrecks and wild oceans builds up an appetite. Back at the old cottage/entrance, pick up a souvenir and order a Lighthouse Devonshire Tea, with as many scones as you can handle. The views are lovely, either towards the lighthouse or the Southern Ocean, with the café protected from unruly weather by floor to ceiling glass windows. The scone tastes homemade but is a bit tough on the top today. The strawberry jam is the standard kind -nothing special- but the whipped cream is fresh and thick, making this Devonshire Tea ‘better than average.’
Tea: A basic range of tea bags served in a good-sized pot.
Overall: It is after all the most south-westerly point on the continent.
Location: Leeuwin Rd, Augusta WA 6290 Ph: 08 9780 5911
Reviewed March, 2015