Split Point Lighthouse
Split Point Lighthouse
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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The Split Point Lighthouse is a must-see attraction and stands as a stunning sentinel on the Shipwreck Coast. Take a trip through maritime history and be amazed by this wild and dangerous coastline where hundreds of ships have crashed. It is still a vital working lighthouse for vessels navigating the treacherous waters of Bass Strait and still operates every night. Today it is famous for its role in the TV series ‘Round the Twist’ and you might spot a pod of dolphins or whales from the top balcony. The lighthouse is open daily for a visit, weather permitting. Come on in for a climb to the top and enjoy marvellous 360-degree views of this stunning coastline! A tour guide will greet you at the door. You can then make your way to the top of the lighthouse in your own time. Another tour guide will meet you at the top and answer any questions you might have.
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AndreaBR7
Gilgandra, Australia11 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Lovely little place but very busy. You are signposted to a small car park and on one side you can clearly see "no stopping" signs. On the other side it is easy to assume you can park, given that is where the signs lead you but there is one sign that can easily be obstructed as you drive into the car park. This happened to me with a high sided vehicle parked blocking the one sign and I incurred a $192 fine which spoilt our visit and made it a very expensive stop off. When we returned in disbelief there were 5 more cars who had made the same mistake and thanked us for pointing the sign out to them. So if busy skip the visit as not worth the hassle of parking in poorly signed areas and getting a ticket - I am sure this car park is a main income stream for the council!!
Written 11 January 2024
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lelan h
Seattle, WA130 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Great little stop on the "The Great Ocean Road", beautiful view from the top and a good bit of history of lighthouses and the part this one played in history. The gentleman at the top gave alot of good info about how this lighthouse was built, worked and how it helped save ships from disaster.
Written 20 December 2023
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tiger_n_ox
Melbourne, Australia75 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Amazing views, special history, well maintained, super friendly staff. $10 entree per person. There are 136 steps to the top and what a view! Great information posters inside. If you’re scared of heights maybe not for you. Parking was ok but we went midweek and it didn’t seem that busy. Walk past the Tea house on way to the lighthouse.
Walk to the lookout nearby also lovely.
Written 7 December 2023
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Katrina C
Launceston, Australia41 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Anyone who grew up in the 90s will recognise this Lighthouse from Round the Twist - and aside from the connection to the TV show, it is a fantastic and educational experience to visit. Well worth the $10 ticket to go inside with a guide and get a spectacular view from the top. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable, and happy to chat and answer questions. It's worth doing the short walk to the lookouts as well for more fantastic scenery. We stopped at the little cafe in the former stables, just down the road, for some cold drinks and morning tea - also highly recommended.
Written 11 October 2023
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Venture738400
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Sept 2023 • Friends
We drove there to see the lighthouse and parked the car inside the designated "PARKING" area for about 90 minutes, along with many other cars. Upon returning, all the cars on that side had a parking ticket, $192 !!!! The signage of 'no stopping' is not really expected in the area which has a 'PARKING' sign at the entrance. That side of the parking can easily be closed for cars!!!!!!
Written 1 October 2023
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Thank you for the review and we are sorry to hear you had a negative experience with parking. Split Point Lighthouse Tours are not responsible for the parking in the area as that is a matter for the Surf Coast Shire.
Written 3 October 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,047 contributions
July 2023 • Couples
Split Point Lighthouse is the guardian of Victoria's Shipwreck Coast. This treacherous piece of water has been the graveyard of many ships especially during the 19th century, the Age of Sail. To get a great view of the Southern Ocean, you can climb to the lighthouse's balcony.
Written 18 August 2023
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James and Debbie
Sydney, Australia43 contributions
Apr 2023
An absolutely amazing experience! We went along with childhood memories of Round The Twist, but also just wanted the amazing experience of climbing a lighthouse. We were given an introduction and some great history when we arrived, and then we headed up to the top. It's quite a decent walk up, but plenty of great information to stop and read along the way.

The view from the top is quite something else though. We could've spent ages up there. There's a guide at the top to help control the amount of people out on the viewing area at any one time - we were able to be out there for quite a while, but I could see this could get busy during peak seasons.

Like a few people mentioned, it does cost a reasonable amount for a short visit. But knowing the money goes back into helping preserve the lighthouse makes it a whole lot more palatable. We also didn't find the parking a problem at all - the signs were pretty clear we felt, and there was quite a bit of parking on the eastern side of the lighthouse.
Written 28 April 2023
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Stewarts Vacation
1,035 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
It was the friendly and very knowledgable ladies (one stationed at the base of the light house and one at the top) who made this visit interesting and worthwhile. Besides, of course, the amazing views! Entry was very reasonably priced at $10 per person. There were 136 stairs to the top. We enjoyed learning about the history of the lighthouse.
There are some viewing platforms at the foot of the lighthouse, but the views are nowhere near as spectacular.
We turned off the Great Ocean Road onto Inlet Crescent and kept left around the lake. Then turned left onto Lighthouse Road and left again at the top where there was a large area for parking. The walk from the car park along Federal Street to the lighthouse is reasonably level. En route is the Lighthouse Tearoom.
Written 5 April 2023
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Nik C
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The guide ladies where fantastic and could answer all questions, it’s a fantastic little light house and we’ll worth looking at
Written 26 January 2023
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Paul Q
Auckland Central, New Zealand76 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
We visited this lighthouse via a private tour (see my review via my profile). Excellent example of an Australian lighthouse. Some interesting history behind it. Good lookout points.
Written 24 December 2022
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