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Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Promontory

Wilson's Promontory Lighthouse is perched on a small peninsula jutting into the wild seas of Bass Strait. The granite light tower and headkeeper's residence were built in 1859. Access is by walking only. The lighthouse is 18kms (5-6 hrs walk) from Tidal River, which is 3 hours drive from Melbourne. Walkers must book tours of the lighthouse at the National Park Information Centre before leaving Tidal River. Two cottages with eight and 12 bunk beds are available for individual or group bookings. Tariff as at June 1998 - $25-30 per person per night; $155-195 per person per week. Meals are available if booked in advance.

Contact Parks Victoria on 131963

Technical / Historical Details
Nearest Town   Height - Elevation 18.9m (62ft) - 117.1m (384ft) 
Lat/Long: 3908.0 14625.0  Lantern  
Construction Grey round stone tower, white dwelling  Lens  
Built 1859  Character Fl.W. period 7.5s 
First Lit   Range NM 18W  
Automated 1993     
De-activated   Open Yes 
Architect   Access Foot 
Reference 7300 K 2492  Accommodation Yes 
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