Illuminated Lighthouses

The lighthouses of Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin will lighten up the skies of Margaret River on Sat, October 13th as they turn yellow and purple for an event called “Illuminate”. All proceeds will go to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

The news article “Lighthouses illuminated” has full details on this story. It says the following:  “Illuminate will see the Augusta Margaret River and Geographe Bay Tourism Associations join forces to raise funds and awareness for the work of the Starlight Children’s Foundation. In the wake of International Lighthouse Day in August, Illuminate also recognises and celebrates the contribution of lighthouses to maritime safety.”

Simon Ambrose, the chief executive officer of the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association, said that Illuminate was a superb event.

“We are really excited to be collaborating with GBTA again for Illuminate,” Mr Ambrose said, adding that, “Last year’s event was a huge success, and this year we’re doing it for the kids.”

Both the lighthouses will host entertainment and activities from 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm, with the lighthouses turning yellow and purple from 6.00 pm.

Admission to each lighthouse’s grounds will be by gold coin donation to the Starlight after 3.00 pm.

Everybody attending Illuminate is requested to bring a torch along and will be asked to switch it on when the lighthouses are illuminated.

Glow wands will also be available for sale with all earnings going to the Starlight.

Additional guided tours of the lighthouse towers will be running throughout the day.

The Starlight Children’s Foundation provides supports to hospitalised and seriously ill children and their families across Australia.

So, come and enjoy a wonderful day of activities and celebrations while raising money for an important cause. This is a unique opportunity to see these historic landmarks awash with yellow and purple colours.

The full program will be available online at and as the event draws closer.

About the Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin lighthouses:

The Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin lighthouses are two of the major tourist landmarks in the Margaret River region of WA. Located at the opposite corners of the region, the lighthouses are around one and a half hours’ drive away from each other. The Cape Naturaliste lighthouse is located at the northern end of the region whereas the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse is located in the southern section. Both lighthouses are part of the renowned Cape to Cape walk trail.

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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