Lady Bay Low Lighthouse
The Lady Bay Low Lighthouse in the Flagstaff Maritime Museum at Warrnambool overlooks the bay from which it takes it name. It started life, one part as an obelisk, the other part as an earlier lighthouse.
The square tower was originally built in 1854 as one of two obelisks on Flagstaff Hill. The light was originally used in its predecessor, the Beach Lighthouse, built in 1859. This lighthouse was the leading lighthouse but was ineffective due to lack of elevation.
During 1871-72, the light was relocated to the top of the obelisk. At the same time the old Middle Island Lighthouse was relocated stone by stone to replace the other obelisk further up Flagstaff Hill to become the Lady Bay Upper Light.
The light was originally powered by oil, then gas and finally electricity. The Lower Lighthouse is still in use.
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The tower is not open to the public. The lighthouse grounds are open all year round. The lighthouse reserve is now part of the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum. An entry fee is charged.
No tours of the Low light are available.
Lighthouse Lodge is available to stay. It is actually the original Warrnambool Harbour Masters house.
A maritime museum is on site.