Victorian Lighthouses

Victorian lighthouses are in some of the most picturesque location in Australia. Starting at Gabo Island, with its beautiful granite tower, Point Hicks where Captain Cook first set eyes on Australia in 1770, to Wilsons Promontory overlooking Bass Strait, Cape Schanck, and then on to the Great Ocean Road where you can visit Split Point at one end and Cape Otway at the other.

Parks Victoria and lightstation leaseholders offer holiday accommodation from several of the lighthouse keepers cottages.

Open Lighthouses

The grounds for most lighthouse are open to the public, however there may be periodic restrictions. See each lighthouse page for details. The following lighthouse towers are open to the public throughout the year or at special events only as described.

  • Cape Nelson
  • Cape Otway
  • Cape Schanck
  • Gabo Island
  • Griffiths Island (Port Fairy) – Special events only
  • Lady Bay High
  • Point Hicks
  • Point Lonsdale
  • South east Point (Wilsons Promontory)
  • Split Point

Friends Groups

None yet in Victoria


Some of the open lighthouse have small displays in the service room or tower. The following locations have museums separate to the lighthouse itself.

Polly Woodside – Polly Woodside Museum, Melbourne External link

Queenscliff – Queenscliff Maritime useum, Queenscliff External link


Parks Victoria have accommodation available at Gabo Island, Point Hicks, South East Point (Wilsons Promontory), Split Point, Cape Nelson, Cape Otway and Cape Schanck.

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