Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Cape Schanck

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The Cape Schanck Lighthouse was built in 1859 as the second coastal lighthouse in the Australian state of Victoria. It is located on the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula. The tower was built from limestone, it is tall. The light's focal plane is situated above sea level, the light characteristic is the Morse Code letter "N", a long signal of 10.8 seconds followed by a flash. Depending on the bearing of the light, the colours are either white (south to west sector) or red (east sector). Due to its powerful lantern of one million candela and a first order Fresnel lens, which was installed in 1915, the light has a range of 26nmi.The lighthouse was not only one of the first such buildings in Victoria, it was moreover Australia's first lighthouse tower with stone stairs. During the 1970s and 1980s the facility was restored and has since become an attraction for tourists. Today there is a museum in the old assistants' quarters. Accommodation is available in the old residences of the lighthouse keeper.
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  • We reached the place at 4.00 pm, so missed the tour. Got a chance to walk around the place. The place is really beautiful. View of ocean from the top is awesome.  more »
  • Stunning area and well worth a walk. Great for the whole family. The rugged coast is truly spectacular. Kids can easily walk the board walk and really enjoy scrambling over rocks and exploring rock po...  more »
  • What a beautiful area it is around the Cape Schanck Lighthouse. We walked for hours and took in the wonderful fresh air and magical sights. The boardwalks are easy walking although there are steps to ...  more »
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  • very nice scenic view and wild ocean. light house is beautiful but to climb up to the top of the light house you have to pay AUD 13 [March 2018]. You can walk around and see the wild see from the top of the hill.
  • Came to visit the area on a 42 degree day, but despite the heat it was a great few hours! The walk isn't too strenuous, but there is a fair amount of walking up/down hills and stairs. The Lighthouse is worth seeing, but to me the highlight was actually walking down the boardwalk to Pulpit Rock. The stairs look really cool cutting across the landscape. It is quite windy and the water is rough! I would definitely recommend wearing shoes, because if you get off the boardwalk the beaches are pretty rocky. You can go in the water, but you will have to walk around a bit to find a nice area. Looked like quite a few people were snorkeling as well when we were visiting.
  • Amazing... the museum was great. I do say any time visiting there you should also go for a walk along bushrangers bay walk... a rather long walk about 1 hour there and 1 hour back but at the end the rock pools with amazing looking fish and scenery is just breath taking.
  • Amazing views of bass straight from the cliff tops. Great place to go for walk though the coastal bush land.
  • Great views, nice big open spaces for a picnic but average cafe ..... doesnt sell coffee or anything else really
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