Cape Schanck Light House
The Cape Schanck Lighthouse at Mornington Peninsula has been sitting at the top of the cliff top overlooking the Bass Strait since 1859. This working lighthouse keeps the shipping lanes safe for boats of all types as they pass Mornington Peninsula to and from Melbourne.
Today, Cape Schanck Lightstation is a part of Parks Victoria and provides visitors with a maritime museum, daily guided tours of the working lighthouse, spectacular coastal bush walks and 4 self contained cottages are available for overnight accommodation at Cape Schanck Light House.
The cliffs at Cape Schanck rise 80 metres above the ocean and the lighthouse rises another 21 metres. Tours of the lighthouse provide fantastic ocean views where the sitings of whales is a regular event. From the lighthouse, there is a boardwalk leading down to ocean and a number of walking trails thru parkland to beaches.
Cape Schanck Light Station is 90 minutes from Melbourne by car. (see our Map of Mornington Peninsula)