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Cape Nelson lighthouse, Portland

(4.3/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
A location for the 2010 romantic drama "South Solitary," Cape Nelson lighthouse is the picture perfect image of a harrowing white tower at the edge of the sea. The beacon rises above heath covered hills among cottages that offer accommodations. Completed in 1884, the lighthouse is the savior of many a seaman sailing along the coast of Australia. It still stands as a monument to lighthouse keepers who have spent their evenings keeping the lamp lit. Make Cape Nelson lighthouse part of your personalized Portland itinerary using our Portland trip builder.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Loved the drive out to the light house and the short walk in the fresh sea air up to it was fantastic. Pity the cafe wasn't open for coffee it looked quaint. 
  • Really well set up, very friendly people (unsure if it was the caretaker or cafe staff) and views for days! Well worth a visit to step back in time. 
  • Love the lighthouse. Love the little quaint cafe. Love the view and the scenery. Even loved the drive out there. Didn't love the staffs attitude. Seemed like we were an inconvenience to them. Kept sig...  more »
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  • Top Spot..!! The tour cost is money well spent as you can take as long as you like during opening hours once inside the grounds.. Amazing scenic coastline views from the top of the lighthouse.. A cafe is onsite with artworks on display and a range of menu items available.. Accommodation is available on the grounds too - we might add spending a night here to our list for the next visit..!! 💡👏🏼
  • A truly amazing location. The lighthouse is one of my favourite Victorian lights. The cliffs are stunning. A must see.
  • Beautiful part of the world. Good walk tracks and the lighthouse is kept in great condition.
  • It's a lovely old lighthouse that's a bit of a drive out to. Whilst it's not a long stop, the small cafe is lovely, and you have some beautiful views. Lovely to drive out to (just watch out, it can be pretty windy).
  • Incredible location to watch the sun set! The cliffs are amazing.