Cape Schanck Lighthouse
Cape Schanck Lighthouse
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Nick H
Witney, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Excellent lighthouse tour with a knowledgeable guide in a small group. Great views from the top of the lighthouse, but I'd avoid a very windy or rainy day! Tours on the hour through the day, but I'd book online as the groups are small and there are only a few tours each day. You can buy tickets on site if there are still spaces available. Tours do not run every day.
Written April 18, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This lighthouse was constructed in 1859. The Cape Schanck Lighthouse is made of limestone, it was one of the first lighthouses established in Victoria. The lighthouse sits on cliffs, towering above the ever-turbulent Southern Ocean. It's 21 meters (69 feet) tall and can be inspected for a moderate fee. It's a good view.
Written August 18, 2023
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EricaKL
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
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.
Written May 30, 2020
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Jude
Torquay, Australia607 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
The Cape Schanck Lighthouse is worth a visit, nice big car park with easy walking access to the lighthouse and keepers cottages. The lighthouse has limited opening hours on weekends so do your research if you want to enter/climb inside. Terrific ocean views but pretty windy. It is a National Park so no dogs allowed (even if in the car), public toilets at car park. Walks along stable paths, boardwalks and stairs offer additional views but some level of fitness is required. Definitely worth the time to visit.
Written March 3, 2021
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Swisshen
Perth, Australia2,361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
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.
Written February 23, 2020
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia38,556 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
A very short easy walk from the car park. Plenty of grassed areas for a picnic. Tours available. The gates close late in day. The lookout past the lighthouse offers amazing views as well.
Written September 16, 2022
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michkiwi
Melbourne, Australia52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Lovely place to visit and explore the rugged coastline. Walk along the boardwalk track, see the lighthouse and houses. Then you can drive (or walk) to Bushrangers Bay which has beautiful rock pools and sand dunes. You need to pack own food and drink etc. Take insect repellant for the flies!
Written January 6, 2020
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia38,556 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Lovely easy attraction close to the carpark (less than a minute walk). The lighthouse usually offers tours but you can still enjoy outside without taking tour.. nice lookout located just down from lighthouse.. large grassed picnic area

TIP: bring plenty of water from home as warning signs around to not drink water at site
Written November 16, 2020
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Liano
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
We had been looking for these rock pools for some time and finally found them. Make sure you check the tides and at low tide walk down the boardwalk to pebble beach. Turn right and walk over the rocks, pinnacle rock will be on your left, keep walking past this around the next corner and there you will find some spectacular rock pools to explore. Make sure young children can swim as some are quite deep and make sure they stay away from the rocks at the ocean edge The walk is fairly long so take some water if its a hot day. No wheelchair access
Written January 19, 2017
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Benjamin S
Wantirna, Australia640 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
Have to say I was disappointed. Lots of people arrived not knowing you had to book or even pay to see anything. There seems to be a communication issue. I wouldn't recommend this place for young children either as they will not appreciate it or understand. Don't go on a bad weather day either as there isn't much shelter
Written October 10, 2015
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