Take a journey to Point Lonsdale
Point Lonsdale, a beautiful coastal town on the Bellarine Peninsula, just over 5 minutes from Queenscliff.
I spent a gorgeous weekend there with some friends, enjoying lunch down at the Dunes Cafe in Ocean Grove (a short drive away), waking up early each morning to take a stroll down to the boardwalk. Sitting outside listening to the waves crash on the shore.
Whilst it has a great relaxed atmosphere, it also has all the important things you need on the small main strip, with a grocery store, cafes, a few cute boutiques, chemist, restaurants even an OP shop whilst still keeping its lovely relaxed feel. A great little playground across from the beach, there are three caravan parks in Point Lonsdale, so whether you are after a powered site, unpowered site, or a caravan park with its own spa.
It is a gorgeous spot to visit, it is the location of one of the Heads (Otherwise known as the Rip), that make up the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.
The heads are the triangular area water between Point Lonsdale, neighbouring Queenscliff and Point Nepean. All shipping heading into Melbourne’s port must make it through the Heads. It is quite a site to be walking along the beach and watch the large Freight boats as they navigate the channel. The same channel that during May through October you can often see gorgeous whales.
Point Lonsdale has a gorgeous walking track that runs from Queenscliff to Point Lonsdale, it is 5.5km of mostly flat terrain. The distance markers run every 500 metres.
The Walk ends up at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, this lighthouse was built back in 1902, and although the light became automated in 1999, it is still manned as it is also the Point Lonsdale signal station, that controls the movements of commercial shipping within designated areas both outside and inside Port Phillip Heads.
Point Lonsdale is well worth a visit only just over an hour from the start of the Great Ocean Road. With so many great places to visit along the Great Ocean Road, like the Cape Otway Lighthouse, Towerhill Nature reserve, Sheoak Falls and Swallow Cave, to Port Fairy, it’s well worth a visit.