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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  • 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 »
  • Informative tour by enthusiastic volunteers. Remember to wear closed toe shoes and only children over 5 can go.  more »
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  • Such a pretty place. Take a stroll on the pier and then wander around the sea wall and up to the lighthouse. Very picturesque spot, don't miss it.
  • Took the family down on cold but clear day, walked the beach and looked for fossils in the rocky outcrops and explored the shoreline, splendid day. The Port Lonsdale Pier is also a favorite and just a short walk from the Lighthouse. Some informative boards up around and the birds are spectacular. Must return to wet a line sometime.
  • This is an amazing place to be. Wonderful views and a good pier for fishing.
  • Really lovely place to explore, not too busy and a great scenery
  • Beautiful scenery and a great place for a stroll. Make sure to bring a jacket. It can get quite windy depending on the day you come.

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