Cape Schanck Day Visitor Area (Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve, Mornington Peninsula National Park)

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Cape Schanck Day Visitor Area (Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve, Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Perched atop dramatic sandstone cliffs, the Cape Schanck Lighthouse has ensured the safe passage of ships since 1859. Join a tour and hear the fascinating stories of the light keepers. Climb the sandstone steps to the lamp room for spectacular views over the southern peninsula and Bass Strait. 

How to get there

Cape Schanck Day Visitor Area (Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve, Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Facilities

Carpark
Toilets
Lookout
Lookout

Need to know

Cape Schanck Day Visitor Area (Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve, Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed

Warnings

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

COVID-19 closure at Lightwood Camping Area

In response to advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about COVID-19, Parks Victoria has closed all camping areas in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. For more information, please visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid19

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