Split Point Lighthouse

Split Point Lighthouse, Aireys Inlet: Hours, Address, Split Point Lighthouse Reviews: 4/5

Split Point Lighthouse
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
About
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!
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PlanetOz
Melbourne, Australia4,925 contributions
Scenic Views
Nov. 2021
My wife and I stopped here for a lengthy coastal walk during our drive from Melbourne to Lorne for a holiday.

There are various walking tracks to choose from and we did a few of them of enjoy the scenic views, the sunshine and get some physical exercise at the same time.
Written 25 November 2021
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emparry11
Ballarat, Australia12 contributions
Have you ever ever felt like this
Dec. 2020 • Couples
Fan of the show Round the twist then this lighthouse is for you. 100meter walk from the carpark to the light house but good views of the coast
Written 1 November 2021
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Sue B
9 contributions
Cute as and in good condition
Oct. 2021
Well maintained, interesting exhibits but not too wordy, great activities for the children, nice to have guides available to tell you the history of the lighthouse and the area.
Written 28 October 2021
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gregs3071
melbourne6,092 contributions
Beacon (for tourists as well as sailors) - self guided tour.
Jun. 2021
Split Point Lightouse is easy to find, you can see it for miles and miles (that's the nature of lighthouses).

I turned off at the second street on my left, heading West, as I entered Aireys Inlet. There is a strip of shops opposite. There is plenty of car parking there, a picnic area, and public toilets.

The path from the car park leads past the very picturesque beach of the inlet from which the town must derive its name. The main beach is a bit further along.

There is a little grassy, park area with an odd little statue which I named Alex. It is a cross between a lighthouse and the main character from Kubrick's adaption of A Clockwork Orange. From there a gravelly road leads up towards the lighthouse.

There is no parking at the top of the road but there is a turning area. I believe this is a drop off point. The climb is short but steep, a little more challenging than it looks. From there a set of steps leads to the base of the lighthouse.

There is a lookout at the base of the lighthouse, and paths leading to, among other things, the beach and the tea rooms. There was a Singing Honeyeater with a lovely call in the surrounding shrubs who wouldn't hold still for long enough to get a photo.

It was a weekday, in Winter, before the school holidays and during the pandemic. I had the option of taking a self guided tour ($10) only. The lady at the ticketing table offered to give a brief history of the lighthouse which I accepted, and which was interesting.

There's a narrow, spiral staircase inside that leads to the top of the lighthouse. The walls have many posters, maps, pictures, etc. There is a lot of information about the lighthouse itself, lighthouses in general, and shipwrecks.

The balcony (I think, technically, it's a gallery) at the top is open for visitors to walk around. The views are great.

*This attraction requires a moderate level of fitness and walking ability.
Written 22 July 2021
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David M
Geelong, Australia265 contributions
View from the top
Jun. 2021
A great trip down the history of sunken ships and the Great Ocean Road. A terrific working lighthouse to visit and photograph. Excellent walking track to Fairhaven and amazing views.
Written 17 July 2021
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Randall K
Canberra, Australia1,184 contributions
Great little lighthouse
Mar. 2021
We did not pay to go inside so therefore did not have the views from the top, but the views were nice enough just from the ground. Pretty little lighthouse on a beautiful part of the coast. Nice walks nearby and a great protected beach to visit.
Written 22 May 2021
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Janem0205
Melbourne, Australia452 contributions
Great lookout over the local area
Apr. 2021
Some interesting history and great views of the local area, the lighthouse is definitely worth the walk up the hill and a tour, if time permits.
Written 6 April 2021
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Bruce Campbell
Ballarat, Australia149 contributions
Very scenic and easy walk.
Feb. 2021
This is an easy walk with fairly close car access. The lighthouse looks fabulous against the clear blue sky and the rugged coastline is very scenic.
Written 26 February 2021
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johndela87
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions
Incredible views Great viewing Platforms
Feb. 2021 • Couples
You must include this site on your tour through Aireys Inlet on the Great Ocean Road. It’s not obvious from the main road.
Written 24 February 2021
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Big Poppa Pauley
Melbourne, Australia2,187 contributions
Great walk around the cliffs
Jan. 2021 • Couples
There are many walks that follow the cliffs here at Aireys Inlet, all with fantastic views over the ocean. The paths are well maintained and there are many places to stop for photos.
Written 15 February 2021
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