Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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Point Lonsdale

View the dramatic scenery from high points along the ocean foreshore of Point Lonsdale, overlooking The Rip. This notorious entrance to Port Phillip Bay, where ocean and bay waters collide through a kilometre-wide outlet, creates one of the world's most dangerous stretches of water.

Seaside follies
Take a dip at the beautiful sheltered bay beach with its pleasant foreshore reserve with picnic and barbecue facilities. Wander along Point Lonsdale Pier and revel in views of the lighthouse and the surrounding coastline, or bring your rod and reel and cast a line off the pier. Reward the day's efforts with a quiet coffee at one the cafes along the esplanade and watch the action on the beach.

Local history
Learn about local marine history with a tour of the famous Point Lonsdale lighthouse, used to guide big ships through the treacherous waters of The Rip. Visit the cave of 'Wild White Man' William Buckley, an escaped convict who lived for 32 years with the local Aboriginal population and reputedly sheltered in a cave under the lighthouse.

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