Split Point Lighthouse, Aireys Inlet

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Split Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in Aireys Inlet, a small town on the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.HistoryOriginally called Eagles Nest Point, the lighthouse was constructed in 1891. It was converted to automatic operation in 1919.The original British-made first order Fresnel lens is still in use. However, the factory in Birmingham, where the lens was built, was bombed during war-time and the essential formula for making the unique lens crystal were lost, should a replacement ever be needed.A Japanese firm, consulted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, estimated the cost of replacing the lens at more than A$1 million.Under standard Australian lighthouse convention, red filters would usually be placed to the extreme left and right of the beam (indicating "danger zones" for a passing ship, in-line with the jagged coastline). For reasons unknown, the Split Point Lighthouse operated for many years under the opposite system; although this has now been corrected. Split point lighthouse has 132 stairs from bottom to top and is 34 metres tall.TodaySince summer 2005, the Split Point Lighthouse has been offering regular 30 minute guided tours, during which visitors have the chance to climb the original staircase and experience the view from the balcony just below the lantern room. Tours had been available for much of the 1990s, but on only a few days per year.
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  • If you drive along the Great Ocean Road the Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet can be seen from kms away. It’s fully operational and you can see her flashing on and off at night time. You can pay ...  more »
  • During the trip along GOR here stopped. Was really worth it. In particular, the tour to the top of the lighthouse. Interesting history and at the top you have a great view.
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  • Worthwhile detour when driving along the GOR. Spectacular views from the top, along with interesting historical information from the guide.  more »
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  • Nice lighthouse. The one from Round The Twist. Noticed a lot of people walk up the steep hill to get there. Don’t be silly and do that. If you follow the signs that say lighthouse the road will go up to a car park where you just walk a few meters and a straight level road. Car park is close to the other walks and views to and the little cafe that’s there.
  • Walking up the hill towards the lighthouse was a little challenging for my knees but we enjoyed the lighthouse tour nonetheless. The guide was very knowledgeable & the views from the top was amazing. Don't forget to call first & book the tour before you get there because only limited numbers of people can be taken for the tour
  • I think 35m is height of light house, however not sure. But this light house itself situated at height and on top of you do this tour you may find your self top of the town and could see natural beauty of great ocean road. There is a small cafe where you can find things to satisfy your hunger. Parking spots are quite less. You can go from that hill to park while you follow the toilet sign and can have a feel of small bush walk. That lane will take you straight dow to the park where you can find hot plates and kids play area.
  • Overall a very chill place to visit. Unless you find a parking spot in the small area right next to the lighthouse, it's a slightly uphill walk from Mouth beach. There are multiple lookouts to enjoy the views from the deck overlooking the sea, and they won't disappoint. I suggest going to Splitpoint at sunset...the vibrant colours of the sky, coupled with the riverbed near Mouth beach are a sight to see. Looking forward to take the tour and climb the lighthouse next time...
  • Lovely walks to look out points. As well as the lighthouse and the coffee shop. There bacon and egg muffins are the nicest I have tasted for along time

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