People taking guided tour of the lighthouse.

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Split Point Lighthouse

Top choice in Great Ocean Road

Scale the 136 steps to the top of the beautiful 'White Queen' lighthouse for sensational 360-degree views. Built in 1891, the 34m-high lighthouse is still operational, though it's now fully automated. You can visit on self-guided tours, where a staff member awaits up top to field questions about the area's history. The lighthouse was used as a setting for the popular TV show Round the Twist.

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