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Cape Schanck Lighthouse

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Cape Schanck Lighthouse

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420 Cape Schanck Rd, Cape Schanck, Victoria 3939 Australia
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Private Tour - Half Day or Full Day - Small group of max 4
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Private Tour - Half Day or Full Day - Small group of max 4

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If you'd like a customised tour and travel in your own group of 1-4 people, this would be a classy way to do it with a local guide/chauffeur without breaking the bank! <br><br>We begin with a hotel pick-up at Melbourne CBD or city fringe. The air-conditioned vehicle would be a Honda sedan.<br><br>Imagine a day of relaxation at the hot springs with a breathtaking view of Mornington Peninsula OR a day where you could encounter the local wild life of kangaroos, emus and penguins at Phillip Island. <br><br>Alternatively, avoid the crowd and visit off-the-beaten-path wineries at Bellarine Peninsula. <br><br>If you are a foodie, we could do a culinary indulgence tour of Melbourne suburbia.<br><br>If your interest is shopping &amp; sightseeing, let's visit the trendy suburbs and check out the local hidden spots. If you like being active we can include some hiking in the tour.<br><br>Get in touch at the time of booking to inform the interests of your group and I will design an itinerary for the four to ten hours you‘ll spend with me.
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EricaKL wrote a review May 2020
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions9 helpful votes
The Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve at the southernmost tip of Mornington Peninsula is a real treasure. Obviously the historic lighthouse is a draw card, although the reserve's clifftop walks and coastal views are quite spectacular. You can trek from the top of Cape Schanck, down the steps and pathways to Pulpit Rock and the Black Pebble Beach. A great visit for families. Look out for whales between May and October.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Michael-4551 wrote a review Apr 2020
Caloundra, Australia3,969 contributions3,217 helpful votes
Visited on Friday 14th February, it was great to be able to check out the lighthouse and surronding buildings, pity it wasn't open the day we were there. The views from the top would be amazing.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Swell Traveller wrote a review Apr 2020
Melbourne, Australia3,181 contributions143 helpful votes
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Pre COVID-19 February After attempting the boardwalk, this walk to the lighthouse, museum [closed on the day I went] and Signal Tower Walk [also in this review] was quite tame. Even the SignalTower Walk had about 50 up somewhat easier, but no railings for support. [Accessible from the carpark] The Lighthouse walk: Not a long walk from the carpark, quiet, level walking paths. You walk along a path and then through a gate and you see an oval with some old style houses around the border, this includes a museum and old abandoned homestead, worth a look. On the left are a few picnic tables, a great place for a rest or lunch. Walk left along the path, you cannot miss the lighthouse with its red dome on top. It is a sturdy structure and there are signs around with the history of it to read. If you walk just past it you will find some lookout points which make for spectacular photos. Signal Tower Walk: Walking back away from the lighthouse towards the museum you will see a sign just to the left of the museum that leads to the steps up to Signal Tower. The walk / climb up is light and the steps at the start are spread apart and as you get to the top they become smaller. For those with stability issues this isn't a great walk unless you have assistance of some sort. Once at the top the views are just spectacular and worth capturing on film and in photos. TIPS: As you walk up stop every few steps and look behind you [or do this when you walk back down] - there are great shots to be had of the lighthouse, but also some spectacular trees on weather side of the path. Wear sturdy shoes, layers for changing weather, hat, sunscreen and insect repellant. Water is a must too. Great places to visit once this all goes away.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Andrew B wrote a review Feb 2020
42 contributions10 helpful votes
Not a difficult place to get to. Easy walk down to view the Lighthouse. Probably best viewed early morning or sunset for photos.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Swisshen wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia1,885 contributions191 helpful votes
This delightful lighthouse is perched high on the cliff top and looks over glorious views. The lighthouse was renovated during the 70's - 80's and was the first lighthouse in Victoria with stone steps. There is a museum in the old assistants' quarters. Mark sure you go along the track to take is the stunning views.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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