Point Hicks Lightstation (Point Hicks Lighthouse Reserve)

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Point Hicks Lightstation (Point Hicks Lighthouse Reserve)

The prominent granite headland of Point Hicks was Captain James Cook's first sighting of mainland Australia. Home to the historic lighthouse and surrounded by pristine national park, immerse yourself in history and stay a night at the lighthouse keeper's cottages, join a lighthouse tour or explore the wild coast on foot. 

How to get there

Point Hicks Lightstation (Point Hicks Lighthouse Reserve)

Facilities

Carpark

Need to know

Point Hicks Lightstation (Point Hicks Lighthouse Reserve)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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.

Point Hicks Lighthouse

The access to Point Hicks Lighthouse remains closed pending replacement of the Thurra River bridge and safety works in the Thurra River campground.  The road to Point Hicks has suffered severe coastal erosion and works will need to take place to reinstate safe access. Replacement of damaged infrastructure is taking longer than expected due to the scale and complexity of the works. Parks Victoria will continue to maintain surveillance and security at the site, however accommodation is not expected to be re-opened until 2024. Please continue to monitor this site for updates and change of conditions.

Point Hicks Lighthouse

The access to Point Hicks Lighthouse remains closed pending replacement of the Thurra River bridge and safety works in the Thurra River campground.  The road to Point Hicks has suffered severe coastal erosion and works will need to take place to reinstate safe access. Replacement of damaged infrastructure is taking longer than expected due to the scale and complexity of the works. Parks Victoria will continue to maintain surveillance and security at the site, however accommodation is not expected to be re-opened until 2024. Please continue to monitor this site for updates and change of conditions.

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