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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  • Beautiful area to explore or just hang around the lighthouse cottages. Fantastic history and perfectly delivered by Gordon. Tour of site well worth doing to learn of some history. Thoroughly... 
    Beautiful area to explore or just hang around the lighthouse cottages. Fantastic history and perfectly delivered by Gordon. Tour of site well worth doing to learn of some history. Thoroughly...  more »
  • We were fortunate enough to be staying in the Lighthouse cottages at the base of the lighthouse. The first night the weather was lifted straight from a horror movie. It was dark, windy, rainy with a.....  more
    We were fortunate enough to be staying in the Lighthouse cottages at the base of the lighthouse. The first night the weather was lifted straight from a horror movie. It was dark, windy, rainy with a.....  more »
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  • - beautiful place.. - very well maintained - we couldn’t get the paid tour since the booking office was closed.. maybe due to the public holiday (ANZAC day) though it was showing open on Google.. - strongly recommend going to the backside of the lighthouse.. beautiful lookout of the ocean.. (see photos) - heaps of spots for photography - the road taking you to the lighthouse is beautifully surrounded by amazing views of windmills
  • We stayed in the sunrise and sunset cottages as a family. The kids totally loved it, especially the breakfast and the views. I'm sure there will be some creative stories written at school this year. So well serviced- after several days camping, the oven, the laundry were very much appreciated. It would be good if the gate between the two was working so we didn't have to do the long run around. And a map of the site on the website for working out bookings.

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