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Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Point Lonsdale

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, also known as the Point Lonsdale Signal Station, is close to the township of Point Lonsdale in the Borough of Queenscliffe, Victoria, Australia. It stands at the eastern end of the Bellarine Peninsula, on the western side of the entrance to Port Phillip from Bass Strait, on a headland overlooking the "Rip", a stretch of water considered one of the ten most treacherous navigable passages in the world, and the only seaborne approach to Melbourne. It is operated by the Victorian Channels Authority, part of the Port of Melbourne Corporation.DescriptionThe lighthouse was designed by the Victorian Public Works Department and erected by the contractors Coates Brothers. It is of a traditional design consisting of a cylindrical tower and capital, similar to many late nineteenth century Victorian lighthouses, such as the earlier Point Hicks Lighthouse. It is built of reinforced concrete and surmounted by a Chance Brothers lantern. The original oil lamp of the light was first replaced with an acetylene light and later an electric light. Surrounding its base is the octagonal, two-storey, brick signal station and observation room. Halfway up the tower is a cantilevered platform supporting red and green navigation lights.
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  • If you're into lighthouses, this is one that is worth visiting. Nice tour gives the history of this local icon, and it's just nice to walk around the area, and watch the activity on the beach below, o...  read more »
  • It sits atop the cliff overlooking the Rip which is the entrance to Port Phillip Bay and is a must see if in the area.. Walk the beaches to both sides and take in the view across to Point Nepean and t...  read more »
  • My first experience inside a light house. I learnt a lot by our tour guide in the 15 mins I was there. Great views up the top, and I got to see the wonderful views of the entrance to Port Phillip Bay....  read more »
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