Accommodation at Cape Schanck Lighthouse

Please Note Accommodation at Cape Schanck Lighthouse is No Longer Available

The commercial lease agreement between Parks Victoria and Australian Pacific Lighthouse for the operation of accommodation and tours at Cape Schanck Lightstation has expired and, under the State Government’s Leasing Policy for Crown Land in Victoria 2010, cannot be further extended. As of 4 May 2016 Parks Victoria will assume day to day operational management for the site until a new Expression of Interest for a commercial lease is developed and offered. Australian Pacific Lighthouse will cease accommodation and guided tour operations from Tuesday 26 April 2016 and vacate the site shortly thereafter.

Parks Victoria is working to ensure the best outcome for the park, community and regional tourism and will actively manage the site until a new lease arrangement is offered. Parks Victoria is committed to maintaining general site visitor access to the reserve and facilitate appropriate use and enjoyment of the heritage features and setting. Free visitor access into the Lightstation Reserve will be provided soon after 4 May 2016, and visitors will be able to access and explore the reserve grounds daily, during normal park opening hours.  The nearby carpark, picnic areas and toilets are open while access to the surrounding scenic features via walking tracks, lookouts and boardwalk at Cape Schanck remain unchanged.

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Accommodation at Cape Schanck Light Station offers you a rare opportunity to stay in a working Light House in the best address on Mornington Peninsula – so be sure to book your accommodation in advance.

At Cape Schanck Bed and Breakfast fixings are supplied so that you can wake up early and head off on walks, or sleep in late and take breakfast at your leisure. Linen is supplied. Cottages have full kitchens so you can prepare meals.

The nearest villages are about 20 minutes away by car, so we recommend you stock up on some supplies before you arrive. Cape Schanck’s grounds close to the public around 4pm and then you have private access to parklands. You will be provided with a gate key to enter and exit Light Station grounds should you decide to go out for dinner.

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Accommodation at Cape Schanck Lighthouse

There are 4 options for accommodation with 3 featuring self-contained cooking facilities. Groups wishing to book all accommodation for family reunions and small business functions are welcome.

3 Room Self Contained Cottage Accommodation

Light Keepers Cottage

Head Keepers Cottage 

Traditionally, the Light House Keeper lived in this 3 Bedroom Cottage. There is living room with an open fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining table, and a large verandah opening onto the light house grounds. The 3 bedrooms have 2 Queen-size beds and 4 Single beds sleeping a maximum of 8 people. The bedrooms are large and provide heating and cooling. This is a historic building that was finished in 1859. You have think limestone walls of the same quality used to build the light house. There is an open expanse of grass bordered by bush. In addition to a complete kitchen, there is also an outdoor BBQ.

Self-Contained Accommodation – Sleeps up to 8 Guests

Motel Accommodation at Cape Schanck Lighthouse

Inspector’s Room

The Inspectors Room

In the old days, light house inspectors often arrived unannounced and stayed several weeks. The Inspectors Room is a comfortable room with a queen bed and ensuite bathroom, but it doesn’t have the kitchen facilities of the other cottages. This room is more like a motel suite. The Inspectors Room is attached to the Head Keepers Cottage (where the keeper could make sure the inspector was well looked after).

Motel Style Accommodation – Sleeps up to 2 Guests

3 Bedroom Self Contained Cape Schanck Accommodation

Museum Cottage

Museum Cottage

This cottage is a separate timber building is also a fully self-contained with One Bedroom that has a queen-size bed and two single beds. This is a great space for a small family and it’s also popular with couples looking for a romantic holiday with a little extra space.

Self-Contained Accommodation – Sleeps up to 4 Guests



The Red Cottage at Cape Schank Lighthouse

The Red Cottage

Red Cottage

Takes it’s name because this  is a red brick building that was added to Cape Schanck Lightstation in 1929. The Red Cottage has 3 large bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 guests. There are 2 Double beds and 4 Single beds. The Red Cottage has a separate lounge and a complete kitchen.

Self-Contained Accommodation – Sleeps up to 8 Guests


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Cape Schanck Lightstation

420 Cape Schanck Road
Cape Schanck, VIC 3939 Australia
Tel: 03 59886184
Fax: 03 59886251
Lat: -38.4922899936 
Long:   144.88665997982