Cape Schanck Lighthouse

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
420 Cape Schanck Rd, Cape Schanck, VIC, 3939, Australia
3.5 out of 5 rating 48 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5

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Property Details

Make the Schanck Lightstation your base whilst you discover the Mornington Peninsula. On the lightstation grounds are three cottages and the separate inspectors room with ensuite no cooking (two one bedroom and two three bedroom with two queen size beds). Maximum 22 persons. All cottages have been residences of the Lighthouse Keepers. Breakfast is supplied if required. The old stables can be used for group meals and communal activities. The three bedroom cottages have open fire places. One three bedroom cottage and the Museum Cottage has split system air-conditioning.


Cape Schanck Lightstation (with fully functioning beacon) offers visitors a unique glimpse of the past. The historic light is one of the few still operating as it did during the early 1800's. The Lightstation is open every day of the year for tours up the lighthouse or in the museum.

Lightkeepers Basket

Lunch or dinner with local produce can be supplied for a picnic.

Evening Barbecues

During the summer months groups can have an evening meal served in the old carriage stables and view the magnificent sunset.


You might like to take the boardwalk for breathtaking ocean views. Explore the secret places at Cape Schanck, or unwind with a glass of wine while the sun disappears. The following morning pack a picnic lunch and head off to Bushrangers Bay.

You may see kangaroos in the hills, or see a Great Southern Right Whale surface to say hello along with the seals and dolphins.

A walk to Fingal Beach taking in some magical views or if you have more energy, you can also walk the cliff tops to Gunamatta Surf Beach. You can go rock climbing, perhaps go diving or snorkelling, the rock pools at the bottom of the Board walk are spectacular.

Check-in time starts at 1pm. Check-out time is 10am.
  • -BBQ facilities
  • -Kitchen
  • -Guest laundry
  • -Laundry service
  • -Non-smoking establishment
  • -Parking – free
  • -Parking – on-site secure undercover
  • -Tea / coffee making