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Cape Schanck Light Station

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Set on 20 acres of grounds, the Cape Schanck Lighthouse was built in 1859. The lighthouse beam sits 100 metres above sea level, and took the Lighthouse keeper and his 2 assistants 72 turns of the clockwork mechanism to wind it up every 12 hours. The special crystal lens that is still in use was made in France in 1858, and was transported over the vast oceans via sailing ship. It is now valued at more than $5million. 59 circular steps lead up inside the 21 metre high lighthouse which gives spectacular views across the cliffs and ocean to Port Philip Heads in one direction and past Phillip Island to Cape Paterson in the other.Four Cottages occupied by former lightkeepers can now be your base while you explore the Mornington Peninsula.
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Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Full view
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Avalon Airport51 mi
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

A few years ago this was a popular tour of the lighthouse with accommodation in two buildings and a museum. All of the buildings are still there, but there is no tour of the lighthouse, no accommodation anymore. Several of the buildings are empty and...More

Date of stay: February 2017
1  Thank OwenP1949
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Just an overnight stay but once we got in there it was quite enjoyable. Comfy, old cottage, but it's the views and the peace you come for. Two problems on the night, one being the the shower head was broken (Museum cottage) and unusable. The...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank james m
Reviewed January 18, 2016

Several larger accommodation cottages on offer but we choose 'The Inspectors Room'. A small but adequate old style room with bathroom containing large shower & separate small 'kitchen in the Cupboard ' with Microwave & Tea & Coffee making plus toaster. This is a historic...More

Date of stay: January 2016
1  Thank julesocean
Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I'm quite the fan of lighthouses in general, more so the ones along Ireland's coastlines, but after visiting cape otway and all of its touristy knick knack front I was not thoroughly impressed given that the best part of the whole experience was the view...More

Date of stay: December 2015
1  Thank Laura M
Response from Cape Schanck L, Manager at Cape Schanck Light StationResponded January 7, 2016

Thankyou we enjoy working at Cape Scanck

Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This accommodation is perfect for those who love some history and quirky place to stay. There was something extremely beautiful about being in the light station at sunset sunrise. It's quite near the Mornington peninsula hot springs which we frequented.

Date of stay: December 2015
1  Thank sarahjadventures
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"There is no accommodation there anymore. It is closed."
Feb 25, 2017
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"Larger Cottages self-contained for families but Inspectors room great for couple on smaller budget."
Jan 18, 2016
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"choose the white cottage not this one its a shabby dump"
Apr 1, 2015
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"Mobile and TV reception is touch and go, so keep this in mind - especially if you depend on these devices..."
Dec 8, 2014
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