Cape Nelson lighthouse, Portland

Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
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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  • Lovely tourist destination. We enjoyed this highly maintained tourist attraction and experience. Great views, no whales on the day. But wonderful experience on the lighthouse’s birthday.  more »
  • Well worth a drive out to the lighthouse, if you are lucky you may sight a whale. If you’ve got time book in a tour with Gordon. His love of lighthouses definitely shines through & he has so much...  more »
  • The Cape Nelson Light House is really worth a visit and the tour with Gordon is thoroughly recommended. Gordon is a wealth of knowledge as tour guide, giving an insight to how it was built, everyday.....  more »
  • Really interesting. It would be great to stay in the lighthouses keepers cottage. Very nice cafe there
  • Great view, a shame the cafe was closed at 3.30 on a Sunday afternoon. Would definitely recommend a look, if you are in Portland. But don't forget the aerogaurd lots of flys!
  • Unique 32m lighthouse... Amazing view... There was a cafeteria... Unfortunately we have arrived late... Highly recommended
  • Stunning area to go for a walk along the cliffs. Even better place to stay over at the light house. The caretaker houses are available for rent and are brilliant for a couple of days R&R. The weather can make or break your day as it'll either be feral and blowing, or beautiful sunshine. Either way it's an amazing place to see nature at work. There's a small cafe for breakfast and lunch with a great view of the ocean. Walks range from 15 minutes to hours depending on how much energy you have.
  • Beautiful views and a short walk but the cafe was closed (looked great though!)

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