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Cape Borda
South Australia
Cape Borda Lighthouse.jpg
Cape Borda Lighthouse
Population 10 (2016 census)
Established 2002
Postcode(s) 5223
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location
  • 192 km (119 mi) south-west of Adelaide
  • 95 km (59 mi) west of Kingscote
LGA(s) Kangaroo Island Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
County Carnarvon
State electorate(s) Mawson
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.1 °C
72 °F
11.5 °C
53 °F
534.0 mm
21 in
Suburbs around Cape Borda:
Investigator Strait
Cape Borda De Mole River
Gosse
Flinders Chase Flinders Chase
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Cape Borda is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on Kangaroo Island about 192 kilometres (119 miles) south-west of the state capital of Adelaide.

Its boundaries were created in 2002 in respect to “the long established name” which is reported to be derived from the navigation aid within its boundaries - the Cape Borda Lightstation.

The major land uses within the locality includes conservation and primary production with the former land use including the following protected areas - the Flinders Chase National Park, the Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area and the Cape Torrens Wilderness Protection Area. Part of the southern boundary of Cape Borda is formed by the Playford Highway.

The locality includes the three following state heritage places - Harveys Return Cemetery, the Cape Borda Lighthouse and the Harveys Return Landing Site.

Cape Borda is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Mawson and the local government area of the Kangaroo Island Council.

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