Cape Schanck Lighthouse
Cape Schanck Lighthouse
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  • Nick H
    Witney, United Kingdom20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent lighthouse tour with a knowledgeable guide
    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.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 18 April 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,366 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lighthouse towers above the Southern Ocean
    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.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • SOH KIEN PENG
    Singapore, Singapore6,669 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A short coastal stroll amid the cold weather
    We drove to the southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula from Melbourne to enjoy a short coastal stroll near the Cape Schanck Lighthouse. This is the second coastal lighthouse in the Australian state of Victoria and was built in 1859. Melbourne temperature dropped sharply that morning to 18 degrees. The air was freezing cold, and I had to put on my jacket, but the atmosphere was serene and tranquil. It was breezy and as we looked across the wide expanse of the blue ocean, there was a sense of relief and calmness. The beautiful lighthouse loomed tall and stood robustly firm casting her surveillance across the ocean warning moving ships on safe maneuvers. We walked near to the cliff edge and could hear the roaring waves splashing in rhythm against the beach. We took a stroll for about 10 minutes, recharged our energy and proceeded to the Rare Hare Food and Wine restaurant for our lunch.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 October 2023
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We drove to the southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula from Melbourne to enjoy a short coastal stroll near the Cape Schanck Lighthouse. This is the second coastal lighthouse in the Australian state of Victoria and was built in 1859.

Melbourne temperature dropped sharply that morning to 18 degrees. The air was freezing cold, and I had to put on my jacket, but the atmosphere was serene and tranquil. It was breezy and as we looked across the wide expanse of the blue ocean, there was a sense of relief and calmness.

The beautiful lighthouse loomed tall and stood robustly firm casting her surveillance across the ocean warning moving ships on safe maneuvers. We walked near to the cliff edge and could hear the roaring waves splashing in rhythm against the beach.

We took a stroll for about 10 minutes, recharged our energy and proceeded to the Rare Hare Food and Wine restaurant for our lunch.
Written 3 October 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,366 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 18 August 2023
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Ideal M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Very beautiful ocean view. Only one hour drive from MelbourneBayside home at airbnb.
It is free and suitable for family.
Written 15 May 2023
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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 18 April 2023
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35,509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 16 September 2022
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Patrick W
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Very scenic and a good walk. Lots of steps and you can't bring your dog. Still worth a visit as it's a great spot with some good views.
Written 6 July 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The closest and most popular historic and sonic place for Melbourne, less than one hour from MelbourneBaysie at Airbnb
Written 5 May 2022
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Jude
Torquay, Australia598 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 3 March 2021
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Barrellingalong
Wyndham Vale, Australia35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
Great views from lots of viewpoints on many walking trails with the light house and light house keepers residence to see from the outside. Tours available (if booked).
Written 8 February 2021
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35,509 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 16 November 2020
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