The Vlaming Head Lighthouse offers spectacular views of Ningaloo Reef and a great vantage point to witness the famous Western Australian sunset.
Take a walk around the outside of the lighthouse to see the panoramic views of the ocean. You may be lucky to see humpback whales migrating south from the vantage point on the hill.
The Vlaming Head Lighthouse is situated near Exmouth, a 15 hour drive north of Perth. Flights from Perth to nearby Learmonth Airport depart daily and take just under two hours. Whilst in the area, be sure to visit the world famous Ningaloo Marine Park.
Centenary of Vlaming Head Lighthouse
3 to 10 December 2012
Vlaming Head Lighthouse in Exmouth is turning 100 years old this December. Celebrations of the 100th anniversary will take place from Monday 3 to Monday 10 December. The week will be full of lighthouse events including a 1912 gala ball with jazz vocalist Lizzy Hammer performing, camping on the grounds of the old lighthouse keepers quarters, art exhibition of local works and screening of projection art. Special tours of the lighthouse, given by lighthouse enthusiasts, will be conducted during the week. Celebrations on Saturday 8 December will include a lantern procession, light show and a performance by local musicians. This will also include the lighting of the lighthouse in the old fashioned way with kerosene, which will be done by one of the last lighthouse keepers.
5-8 December: Lighthouse tours
7 December: The Lighthouse Ball
8 December: "Light Delights", this will include lighting of the lighthouse and lantern procession
8 December: Family Campout from 1pm
via Yardie Creek Road, Exmouth, 6707