You don’t have to be a Maritime History enthusiast to enjoy a tour of the Cape Schanck Lighthouse – it offers magnificent views of the Bass Strait and you’ll hear interesting stories of shipwrecks and mayhem on the sea… you may even find yourself muttering a piratical ‘arrrrr’ now and then during the tour. 🙂
Meet at the Kiosk in the car park for the tours which take place between 10am and 4pm every day. During the summer months the hours are extended. A personal guide will take you up into the fully operational Lighthouse and into the Lamproom, explaining the workings and history. The 20 minute tour in fascinating and unique in that there are very few Lighthouses left operating in Australia that still have all the workings in place and with the original lens still shining its full distance.
There are two excellent viewing platforms and during whale migration season you’ll get to see a number of pods pass by.
Entry into the Museum is included in your tour. The museum is constantly expanding and is filled with information and memorabilia, including a listing of the many shipwrecks and stories from the descendants of the early lighthouse keeper families. If you or someone in your group cannot climb the lighthouse steps into the Lamproom there are a collection of photos to view within the Museum.
There are also BBQ facilities and picnic tables available on the grounds if you wish to have a full day out.