Point Lonsdale - Port Phillips Heads Marine NP (Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, Point Lonsdale Jetty)

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Point Lonsdale - Port Phillips Heads Marine NP (Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, Point Lonsdale Jetty)

Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park protects a diverse marine environment comprising Swan Bay, Mud Islands, Popes Eye, Point Lonsdale, Point Nepean and Portsea Hole. The Point Lonsdale section of the park is located between Queenscliff and the western side of the Port Phillip entrance.

The intertidal reef is a great place for beginner and advanced snorkellers, as well as divers, to explore and experience a diverse array of Victoria’s marine life. Snorkelling around Point Lonsdale jetty and nearby reef is very popular in summer.

The popular dive site, Lonsdale Wall, is composed of a series of ledges which mark the edge of the historical course of the Yarra River.

Lonsdale Reef near Point Lonsdale has four visible and recognisable shipwrecks - the iron sailing barques George Roper, Holy head and Gang, and the gold rush steamer Conside.

The outer limits of the park at Point Lonsdale can be subject to strong currents when water is moving in and out of The Heads.

How to get there

Point Lonsdale - Port Phillips Heads Marine NP (Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, Point Lonsdale Jetty)

Need to know

Point Lonsdale - Port Phillips Heads Marine NP (Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, Point Lonsdale Jetty)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • Boating zones apply
  • No fishing

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Deep water
    • Rough Surf
    • Shallow water
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles
  • Animals and pests
    • Sharks
    • Stingers

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.
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