Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

Bellarine Peninsula

Take a tour to the top of this atmospheric – and still operational – lighthouse, which dates to 1902. Tours run every 30 minutes.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Bellarine Peninsula attractions

1. Marine & Freshwater Discovery Centre

1.95 MILES

While this education centre is aimed at schoolchildren, it's worth popping in to have a gawk at the local species that live in the sea and lakes. Display…

2. Fort Nepean

2.16 MILES

Established in the late 1870s, Fort Nepean played an important role in Australia's military defence. Located at the far western tip of the national park,…

3. Fort Queenscliff

2.79 MILES

Queencliff's fort was first used as a coastal defence in 1882 to protect Melbourne from a feared Russian invasion. It remained a base until 1946, and was…

4. Seaview Gallery

2.94 MILES

Pop by this lovely main-street gallery to see works by established and emerging Australian artists.

5. Queenscliff Gallery

2.98 MILES

A lovely space inside a historic stone church (c 1868), this worthwhile gallery exhibits works by contemporary Australian artists who work on paper…

6. Queenscliff Historical Museum

3.06 MILES

This small museum on the main strip is dedicated to the area's rich local history. Exhibits change every few months, but its catalogued historical…

7. Salt Contemporary Art

3.14 MILES

Within a heritage building on the main street, this quality gallery focuses on the work of contemporary Australian artists, including pieces by Indigenous…

8. Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

3.44 MILES

Home to the last lifeboat to serve the Rip (the treacherous stretch of water linking Port Phillip Bay to Bass Strait) , this recommended museum has…