Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Point Lonsdale

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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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  • September 17, 2017
    The key to getting the most out of your trip here is to go on a Sunday. From 9.30 onwards, a collection of wonderful volunteers conduct tours up and inside the lighthouse itself. Currently $10 per adu...  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    Very interesting place however the lighthouse was not open. Would have loved to walk the widows walk however still had fun. A place that has great views.  more »
  • September 2, 2017
    Lovely great historic lighthouse with beautiful scenery around good accesible path and you can go through to the beach as well  more »
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  • September 14, 2017
    Beautiful lighthouse and surroundings, nice and quiet beach
  • March 11, 2017
    Beautiful place to see water creatures!!! Also the amazing sea rocks along beach!!!👍🦀🐙🦐🐟🐬🐋🐳🦈
  • July 7, 2017
    A blessed community and natural surroundings.
  • October 16, 2016
    Great local attraction. Reasonably priced. Awesome friendly guide who could easily answer any questions. My kid's loved the trip up to the top of the Lighthouse.
  • September 20, 2017
    Nice viewing point

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