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Cape Nelson lighthouse, Portland
(4.3/5 based on 160+ 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
  • The drive to Cape Nelson is through densely wooded reserve along a winding country road, it sort of sets you up for what is coming. By the time you get there you are already relaxed and ready to enjoy...  more »
  • As we headed towards the lighthouse a beautiful echidna wandered across the road in front of us. Great views from tbis location. 
  • Housed in a beautiful old bluestone building, this cafe showers you with warmth as soon as you step in and see the house made desserts lining the counter. I ordered the Thai green curry with prawns an...  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.