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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  • Nice placed to visit, with a lovely walk up from the Car Park, it looks tough and step but it is quite easy. when at the top you have some wonderful views from the lookout. A must do on your Great Oce...  more »
  • We have done the Great Ocean Road drive twice before , but always starting from Warrnambool and ending in Melbourne, so this time it was the first time we started in Melbourne and ended in Warrnambool...  more »
  • of course, as part of the GOR experience, you have to walk a little to get an amazing view. We did this at the end of our trip, so while it was beautiful, we had seen far more spectacular things that ...  more »
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  • 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...
  • This was my second stop during my Great Ocean Road trip a few weeks ago. The temperature was actually great even though it was summer. The wind was cooling, average temp about 22° in the morning. This place is scenic and beautiful. When we were there, the lighthouse was closed. Nevertheless, we took a small route which leads to a quiet beach. It was the most beautiful thing we have ever seen, and there were not much of a crowd too. There is also a cafe at this place, so of you're wondering if there is anything to eat, don't worry. There will be food almost every 30mins or so during our great ocean road trip. Be sure to bring some water though.
  • A really nice tour of a really nice Lighthouse. I definitely recommend a tour if you want some excellent 360* views of the coast and surrounding areas. Bring your camera for some great photos in and outside the Lighthouse.
  • If you are planning to visit the great ocean road, then the Split Point Lighthouse os a must see! The views of the ocean were just stunning! It's really an easy drive to get to this place and there is also a free parking just next to the lighthouse. So visit this place to take some memorable photos and to enjoy the beauty of the lighthouse.

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