Lighthouse enjoys renewal

Busselton Dunsborough Times

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse’s $1 million renovation has been completed, with the new observation platform, landscaped lawns, restored lighthouse keeper’s cottage, nautical-themed playground and cafe offering visitors an enhanced experience of the historic site.

Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association chief executive Claire Savage said the restoration of the historical site enhanced the destination’s reputation and supported economic growth.

“We’re really proud of the hard work that has gone into improving Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and we are very excited to share this attraction with our local community,” she said. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage Cafe was designed to transport guests back in time.

They can also enjoy a meal in one of three vintage-fitted rooms that will also feature a rotating display of artists.

Old wooden pylons from the Busselton Jetty feature in the expansive decking outside the cafe, overlooking the nautical playground, which includes a 1930s wooden clipper boat, restored with the help of the Dunsborough Men’s Shed.

Busselton and Dunsborough residents have the chance to obtain a free season pass by showing their current driver’s licence at the lighthouse or any of the region’s visitor’s centres.

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