Griffiths Island Lighthouse

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Griffiths Island Lighthouse

Griffiths Island Lighthouse
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Janem0205
Melbourne, Australia477 contributions
Apr. 2022
Not the most spectacular lighthouse ever visited, but a land mark in the area and the end point for a walk on the island,
Written 20 April 2022
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ContentedTraveller63
Melbourne, Australia231 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Couples
We wanted to walk to the GI lighthouse and were a little disoriented as everything is closer than expected. We eventually saw it and were a little disappointed at how little it is. It was however a lovely walk to get to it.
Written 24 March 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia25,872 contributions
Feb. 2021
The lighthouse was built in 1855 on Rabbit Island that merged with Griffith Island and stands on the rocky point and still works. It was a pleasant little light house on a wind swept island off Port Fairy and a good walk from the town
Written 19 February 2021
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Richardrobertson
Hepburn Springs, Australia270 contributions
Feb. 2021
A great short walk to the light house. Keep an eye out for seals on the rocks .make your walk longer by doing the walk around the island. Not hard and great scenery. Don’t forget the cameras
Written 10 February 2021
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Paul_n_Cris
Melbourne, Australia1,741 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Couples
The lighthouse itself does not offer anything special. I guess it is very heavily photographed as it gives a good focus point. The lighthouse is really the carrot to get you to walk around Griffiths Island. There are two routes to take, the easy paved track or the sandy track to the right. Read about the lighthouse history at the information shelter at the entrance to the island.
Written 28 January 2021
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Anton
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
Jan. 2021
To answer my review's title, I just don't know suffice to say I must do the short walk to reach the light house each time I visit Port Fairy. It must be one of the regions most photographed icons as you see it in shops, market places, artists collections and cafes and I am sure in visitors homes hanging on their walls as it is on mine. It seems to present as a perfect photo opportunity being white with a red door surrounded by charcoal grey rocks and a backdrop of blue sea and sky. This time around I took the time out to relax and sit on the board walk leading up to the lighthouse for lack of a better description and stare out to the sea. This was a very calming experience that I thanked the Lord for the beauty of this world amongst all the doom and gloom.
Written 5 January 2021
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C...
Seymour, Australia40,878 contributions
Jul. 2020
The Griffiths Island Lighthouse was built in 1859 by Scottish stonemasons out of bluestone. The unique stairway is cut with each step being inserted in the next course of stone in the outside wall.

Originally located on an area known as Rabbit Island, the island has since been encompassed by the neighbouring Griffiths Island. Originally a whaling port, historic Port Fairy was a major point of entry for immigrants and trading in Victoria last century.

The last lighthouse keeper that lived on the island was there from 1929 till 1954. There was one more lightkeeper for a short time before the light was automated.

These days to see the lighthouse you walk across Griffiths Island which is a really delightful walk. And you can get quite close to it...but what I imagined is what that would have been like a stormy day. Imagine the keeper trying to get into that lighthouse with huge, crashing waves to ensure the safety for those at sea at night.

It's part of the local experience and the walk out to the lighthouse is really lovely.
Written 31 July 2020
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BettyMcC80
Echuca, Australia80 contributions
Jul. 2020
Quaint little lighthouse. Nice stroll to visit, with lovely views and easy path. Just not much information on the history which was disappointing
Written 17 July 2020
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andream0402
Melbourne, Australia2,727 contributions
Jun. 2020 • Couples
A beautiful walk not far from town . You would not be able to access the entire circuit around the island with a pram or wheelchair but part of it is accessible. The circuit takes about an hour following a clearly marked path and crossing three beaches. The views are beautiful and we were lucky enough to see a couple of wallabies. The island is a haven for shearwater birds so you must keep to the path.
Written 25 June 2020
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bill durning
Portsmouth, UK42 contributions
Jan. 2020
Hard to review a light house....it’s big and could. O with a court of paint. Looks better from a distance accordingly
Written 23 February 2020
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