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The Cape Schanck Lighthouse was built in 1859 as the second coastal lighthouse in the Australian state of Victoria. It is located on the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula. The tower was built from limestone, it is 21 metres (69 ft) tall. The light's focal plane is situated 100 metres (330 ft) above sea level, the light characteristic is the Morse Code letter "N", a long signal of 10.8 seconds followed by a flash. Depending on the bearing of the light, the colours are either white (south to west sector) or red (east sector). Due to its powerful lantern of one million candela and a first order Fresnel lens, which was installed in 1915, the light has a range of 26 nmi (48 km).Plan trip to Cape Schanck with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
The lighthouse was not only one of the first such buildings in Victoria, it was moreover Australia's first lighthouse tower with stone stairs. During the 1970s and 1980s the facility was restored and has since become an attraction for tourists. Today there is a museum in the old assistants' quarters. Accommodation is available in the old residences of the lighthouse keeper.
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Cape Schanck Lighthouse reviews
The Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve at the southernmost tip of Mornington Peninsula is a real treasure. Obviously the historic lighthouse is a draw card, although the reserve's clifftop walks and... more »
Visited on Friday 14th February, it was great to be able to check out the lighthouse and surronding buildings, pity it wasn't open the day we were there. The views from the top would be amazing. more »
This beautiful little spot was fantastic! The walkways seem to be well made and lead to a great view of the lighthouse and surrounds. The only downside about the day was the scorching hot heat. We hope to be back..
Take the coastal path down to the beach for some lovely views and fresh air. There are a lot of stairs on this walk, so you need to be ready to come back up. The view of the ocean from near the lighthouse is also gorgeous, where you can be mesmerised watching the ocean hit the rocky shore.
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