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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  • Visited on Monday 19th February. Parked the car nearby and went for a look at the Lighthouse, it is a working lighthouse and not open to the public. There are walking tracks as well where you can go e...  more »
  • Waters around the lighthouse. Climb to the lighthouse it is close to peer (Jetty) is not to be missed! Very picture stretched straight out into the blue sea jetty.
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  • This Attraction carries a long history attached to it . That alone makes it worth the visit . However The views are quite spectacular and there is a Maritime Museum worth looking through. There is a $...  more »
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  • Great place.Terrific being at the near bottom of Australia. Very scenic. Lots to see.Watching the massive flow of water at each tide.Terrific!
  • Amazing views and not overly crowded...... great for day trips and lunch or coffee. Has dedicated fishing area too.
  • Very pretty place. I thought i was at the 12 apostles. Toilet facilities. Bridge was great to walk on. The little one ran on the sand. The lighthouse os not bad. Plenty of opportunities for a good photo
  • Great view from the top and a very informative talk on the history and function of the lighthouse. Only a 50 watt led bulb up there. Everyone was very welcoming and helpful.
  • Very nice spot. Make sure you learn about Buckley before you come then you will find his cave under the lighthouse when you stand on the beach
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