Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Point Lonsdale

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, also known as the Point Lonsdale Signal Station, is close to the township of Point Lonsdale in the Borough of Queenscliffe, Victoria, Australia. It stands at the eastern end of the Bellarine Peninsula, on the western side of the entrance to Port Phillip from Bass Strait, on a headland overlooking the "Rip", a stretch of water considered one of the ten most treacherous navigable passages in the world, and the only seaborne approach to Melbourne. It is operated by the Victorian Channels Authority, part of the Port of Melbourne Corporation.
The lighthouse was designed by the Victorian Public Works Department and erected by the contractors Coates Brothers. It is of a traditional design consisting of a cylindrical tower and capital, similar to many late nineteenth century Victorian lighthouses, such as the earlier Point Hicks Lighthouse. It is built of reinforced concrete and surmounted by a Chance Brothers lantern. The original oil lamp of the light was first replaced with an acetylene light and later an electric light. Surrounding its base is the octagonal, two-storey, brick signal station and observation room. Halfway up the tower is a cantilevered platform supporting red and green navigation lights.
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  • Lighthouses are always a cool place to visit, and a reminder of a time gone by. Tours are on offer here and a worth a look!  more »
  • We arrived in Point Lonsdale and saw the lighthouse in the distance. We decided to go and have a look around. It was a very blustery day so we couldn't stay up there for long but there are...  more »
  • Amazing sunset views, even got to see a friendly seal swimming around relaxing by the pier. Breathtaking and stunning views. High recommend you to take the time to see the sun set. Bring a jacket and or wear long pants are it gets quite windy and cold once sun sets.
  • Wonderful place for a rock ramble at low tide and all ages snorkle in some of the rock pools in low tide. The lighthouse itself is open for tours and highly recommend of you are in the area on a tour day. Beautiful beaches surrounding the tidal rock area are great for general swimming and the pier is great to drop a line in. Photographer s delight 👍
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