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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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  • Usually open on a Sunday but if you book a couple of weeks ahead through the Maritime Museum in Queenscliff a tour can be arranged without any fuss. Tour guide we had, June, was fantastic.She gave us ...  more »
  • Lovely lighthouse in a beautiful part of Victoria. Easy to get too and well maintained. Easy parking and nearby walking tracks. Worth a visit.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to see water creatures!!! Also the amazing sea rocks along beach!!!👍🦀🐙🦐🐟🐬🐋🐳🦈
  • 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.
  • Lovely historic lighthouse in Point Lonsdale. There are weekly tours on Sunday morning.
  • Absolutely love lighthouse since 4th grade. Loved going up it. Extremely recommended.
  • Came her eon a cold morning, but still loved the view and walk along the beach. A great tourism attraction.