Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve
Tower Height: 69
Height of Focal Plane: 328
Characteristic and Range: Fixed white with flashing red sector, visible for 26 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White, conical, sandstone and limestone tower with red cupola.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1859
Date Present Tower Built: 1859
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, overnight accommodations.
Open To Public? Yes.
Tours of the lighthouse station are conducted every day between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at half-hour intervals. There is also a museum in the old assistant keeper's quarters.
The lighthouse is about a 90-minute drive from Melbourne along the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Boneo Road and finally Cape Schanck Road which terminates at the lighthouse.
Nearby Lodging: Overnight accommodations are available in the old lighthouse buildings, including the old keeper's cottage. For information and reservations call (03) 9568 6411.