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 detour out of Portland to Cape Nelson, through the aluminium smelter and all the wind turbines to this wonderfully maintained lighthouse and residence buildings, which can be hired.  more »
  • area around very good for walks with fine cliff views of ocean , and flowers , and wallaby family. Only open twice a day.  more »
  • This is definitely worth taking a look. It is not far from Portland and easy to walk around. Great views out to sea also. There is a cafe there but it was shut as we were there late afternoon. You can...  more »
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  • Beautiful lighthouse and great paths through the Bush! Come during whale season
  • 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.
  • Food was great. As was the service.

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