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Griffiths Island Lighthouse

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Griffiths Island Lighthouse

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Griffiths Island Port Fairy, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284 Australia
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Join a private tour for a relaxing, rewarding and stimulating journey full of scenic diversity. Our 3-day Great Ocean Road tour is perfectly split between beach and mountains. You'll spend the first day and a half on the Great Ocean Road before travelling north into the mountains. It is almost like two separate tours as both regions command your full attention. The Great Ocean Road has different scenery around every corner and is full of life and movement. The Grampians is calmer and more quiet and offers some incredible viewing and walking experiences as well as being very rich in Aboriginal culture and rock art. The aim is to provide our micro groups with compelling but relaxed itineraries matched with unique and wonderful accommodation and dining experiences. Your guide will bring the tales of shipwrecks and explorers to life by the help of original artefacts from Loch Ard. Stay in ocean and mountain view villas and enjoy dinner at award winning restaurants.
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Oldjack wrote a review Feb. 2021
Greater Melbourne, Australia21,679 contributions2,443 helpful votes
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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
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Richardrobertson wrote a review Feb. 2021
Hepburn Springs, Australia271 contributions69 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Paul_n_Cris wrote a review Jan. 2021
Melbourne, Australia1,738 contributions407 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Anton wrote a review Jan. 2021
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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C... wrote a review Jul. 2020
Traralgon, Australia22,756 contributions1,904 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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