Cape Nelson lighthouse, Portland

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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. Plan my day in Portland using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Well worth the drive from Portland, the lighthouse does offer guided tours if you want, but just nice to walk around the area. Nice cafe in the grounds.  more »
  • Fantastic scenery and easy to get to but unfortunately the day we were there the march flies were everywhere making it difficult to enjoy the views  more »
  • Understand the lighthouse on a rainy day. Obviously it's late and everything is closed. To get there I drive for the Parkway and I stop to admire the echidna along the way. Arrived at the lighthouse the view is wonderful and beautiful colors. One of the nicest things, with cape bridgewather, along the South Coast
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  • The Cape Nelson light station is an awesome place for the photographer in the evening. Amazing rugged bit of foreshore served by the recently renovated lighthouse. Well worth a visit at sunset or sunrise. There is food and accommodation available during the day. It's as bit of a drive from Portland but the road is good. Watch out for wombats and roos on the road at night and echidnas during the day.
  • Worth the drive from Portland. Get close up with a windfarm on the way. Spectacular rugged coast at the lighthouse adds to the trip.
  • It's a very nice spot with fantastic old buildings. Very peaceful place.there is a nice coffee shop cafe .people are very friendly their.
  • Magic place! The atmosphere is unique and emotional. I recommend to take the track along the coast..you may see whales and seals
  • Stunning views from the lighthouse area. Worth the drive from Portland and worth stopping and taking in the views along the drive. Spotted a koala as I pulled of the road to take some photos
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