About this place
The waterwheel was built to power a hydraulic ram, which would pump water to supply the lighthouse and keepers' cottages. It quickly became encrusted with a coating of limestone and is now frozen in rock. Water from the spring still flows through the sluiceway, with the high calcium content protecting this historic feature from the ravages of time.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Water Wheel.
We recognise and acknowledge Wardandi people as the traditional owners of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.