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Name: Cape Schanck Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Melbourne, Victoria, , Australia

Location: Southern tip of Mornington Peninsula, Bass Strait.

Managing Organization:
Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve


Tower Height: 69

Height of Focal Plane: 328

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white with flashing red sector, visible for 26 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical, sandstone and limestone tower with red cupola.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1859

Date Present Tower Built: 1859

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, overnight accommodations.

Open To Public? Yes.

Tours of the lighthouse station are conducted every day between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at half-hour intervals. There is also a museum in the old assistant keeper's quarters.

The lighthouse is about a 90-minute drive from Melbourne along the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Boneo Road and finally Cape Schanck Road which terminates at the lighthouse.

Nearby Lodging: Overnight accommodations are available in the old lighthouse buildings, including the old keeper's cottage. For information and reservations call (03) 9568 6411.

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