Split Point Lighthouse

Split Point Lighthouse, Aireys Inlet: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Split Point Lighthouse Reviews: 4/5

Split Point Lighthouse
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
About
The Split Point Lighthouse is a must-see attraction and stands as a stunning sentinel on the Shipwreck Coast. Take a trip through maritime history and be amazed by this wild and dangerous coastline where hundreds of ships have crashed. It is still a vital working lighthouse for vessels navigating the treacherous waters of Bass Strait and still operates every night. Today it is famous for its role in the TV series ‘Round the Twist’ and you might spot a pod of dolphins or whales from the top balcony. The lighthouse is open daily for a visit, weather permitting. Come on in for a climb to the top and enjoy marvellous 360-degree views of this stunning coastline!
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gregs3071
melbourne5,967 contributions
Beacon (for tourists as well as sailors) - self guided tour.
Jun 2021
Split Point Lightouse is easy to find, you can see it for miles and miles (that's the nature of lighthouses).

I turned off at the second street on my left, heading West, as I entered Aireys Inlet. There is a strip of shops opposite. There is plenty of car parking there, a picnic area, and public toilets.

The path from the car park leads past the very picturesque beach of the inlet from which the town must derive its name. The main beach is a bit further along.

There is a little grassy, park area with an odd little statue which I named Alex. It is a cross between a lighthouse and the main character from Kubrick's adaption of A Clockwork Orange. From there a gravelly road leads up towards the lighthouse.

There is no parking at the top of the road but there is a turning area. I believe this is a drop off point. The climb is short but steep, a little more challenging than it looks. From there a set of steps leads to the base of the lighthouse.

There is a lookout at the base of the lighthouse, and paths leading to, among other things, the beach and the tea rooms. There was a Singing Honeyeater with a lovely call in the surrounding shrubs who wouldn't hold still for long enough to get a photo.

It was a weekday, in Winter, before the school holidays and during the pandemic. I had the option of taking a self guided tour ($10) only. The lady at the ticketing table offered to give a brief history of the lighthouse which I accepted, and which was interesting.

There's a narrow, spiral staircase inside that leads to the top of the lighthouse. The walls have many posters, maps, pictures, etc. There is a lot of information about the lighthouse itself, lighthouses in general, and shipwrecks.

The balcony (I think, technically, it's a gallery) at the top is open for visitors to walk around. The views are great.

*This attraction requires a moderate level of fitness and walking ability.
Written July 22, 2021
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David M
Geelong, Australia265 contributions
View from the top
Jun 2021
A great trip down the history of sunken ships and the Great Ocean Road. A terrific working lighthouse to visit and photograph. Excellent walking track to Fairhaven and amazing views.
Written July 17, 2021
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Randall K
Canberra, Australia1,184 contributions
Great little lighthouse
Mar 2021
We did not pay to go inside so therefore did not have the views from the top, but the views were nice enough just from the ground. Pretty little lighthouse on a beautiful part of the coast. Nice walks nearby and a great protected beach to visit.
Written May 22, 2021
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Janem0205
Melbourne, Australia452 contributions
Great lookout over the local area
Apr 2021
Some interesting history and great views of the local area, the lighthouse is definitely worth the walk up the hill and a tour, if time permits.
Written April 6, 2021
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Bruce Campbell
Ballarat, Australia148 contributions
Very scenic and easy walk.
Feb 2021
This is an easy walk with fairly close car access. The lighthouse looks fabulous against the clear blue sky and the rugged coastline is very scenic.
Written February 26, 2021
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johndela87
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions
Incredible views Great viewing Platforms
Feb 2021 • Couples
You must include this site on your tour through Aireys Inlet on the Great Ocean Road. It’s not obvious from the main road.
Written February 24, 2021
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Big Poppa Pauley
Melbourne, Australia2,187 contributions
Great walk around the cliffs
Jan 2021 • Couples
There are many walks that follow the cliffs here at Aireys Inlet, all with fantastic views over the ocean. The paths are well maintained and there are many places to stop for photos.
Written February 15, 2021
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LorinE-lovestotravel
Sunbury, Australia565 contributions
Beautiful Lighthouse, Magical Views
Feb 2021 • Couples
Had been staying in Apollo Bay and stopped at Split Point on way back to Melbourne. So worth the stop. My kids grew up watching the children’s show “Round The Twist” which was based on Split Point Lighthouse. An easy walk from the top car park. Follow the signs. Lots of interesting houses along the way from the carpark. Lighthouse and cafe was closed when we got there as it was late afternoon but still a magnificent sight walking up to it. The views from the lookout are magical. There were even some kids jumping off the shallow rocks just near the huge rock formation to the left.. I couldn’t believe my eyes.
Written February 14, 2021
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ashofmelbourne
Melbourne, Australia240 contributions
A must for any trip to aireys inlet!
Feb 2021 • Couples
Coastal stroll (with BIG hill!) to the lighthouse, where we stopped off at the cafe for life-changing toasties and coffee.
Highly recommend wearing shoes over thongs. Track was quite uneven and the gravel and dust was a little annoying.
Lovely way to spend the morning! Beautiful views.
Written February 7, 2021
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rama1
Melbourne, Australia975 contributions
Views are excellent
Dec 2020
As you would expect for a lighthouse, the views from the area are great.

Well defined paths and very good information sign boards.

Very interesting landscapes
Written December 12, 2020
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