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Point Lonsdale
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Explore coastal wetlands, work on your tan at the beach or learn about the history of this town, which overlooks one of the most treacherous shipping routes in the country.

Point Lonsdale is a historic seaside town overlooking The Rip, a region of choppy coastal waters famed for its danger to passing ships. The settlement began in the 19th century around its resident lighthouse, which has played a vital role in guiding ships safely through the pass and onto Melbourne.

Before adventuring through the coastal landscapes, enjoy a hot coffee along Point Lonsdale's busy beachfront. Fish and chip outlets, surf schools and clothing stalls also feature along the promenade.

Head to the beach to relax on the sand or picnic on the adjacent lawns. The sheltered bay has ideal waters for swimming. Walk to the Rip View Lookout for views of the rocky coastal pass. Take a guided boat tour to learn about its curious rock formations and hear about its history.

For more views of the coast, take a leisurely stroll along the Point Lonsdale Pier. From the end of the pier, look back to the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, which contrasts majestically against the blue sky above. Access the tower via a network of walking trails following the coastline. This pier is also popular with fishermen looking to catch whiting and snapper.

See one of the region's earliest houses at Arilpa, a colonial cottage. Take a tour of “Wild White Man” William Buckley's cave. The 19th-century outlaw hid here from authorities before living with a local aboriginal tribe.

Just outside town, look out for migratory birds at Lake Victoria, a shallow saline lagoon. Tour Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park to learn about densely populated reef ecosystems.

Enjoy the sun set as you walk along a coastal track to pleasant Queenscliff. This neighbouring seaside village is famed for its Victorian-era cottages and world-class dining by the sea.

Point Lonsdale is located on the Bellarine Peninsula, 90-minutes’ drive south from Melbourne. Visit during the holiday season to see The Christmas Tree, a 100-year-old Norfolk pine that gets lit up with festive decorations.

Point Lonsdale Guest House
Point Lonsdale Guest House
3 out of 5
31 Point Lonsdale Road, Point Lonsdale, VIC
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The price is $99 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21

Situated in the historical district, this guesthouse is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Point Lonsdale Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) of Queenscliff Ferry and Adventure ...

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"Great location and a cool historic building. Staff were very helpful"…"

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Point Lonsdale Holiday Apartments
Point Lonsdale Holiday Apartments
4.5 out of 5
2 Jordan Road, Point Lonsdale, VIC
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Situated by the ocean, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lonsdale Golf Club, Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, and Point Lonsdale ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (113 reviews)

"great location very clean 11 out of 10 if there is one surggestion i could make a tv in the main bedroom would be nice to watch the morning news value for money 👍"…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Point Lonsdale Holiday Apartments
Just 2 Minutes to the Beach in Old Lonsdale - Comfortable Family Home Designed for Beachside Living
Just 2 Minutes to the Beach in Old Lonsdale - Comfortable Family Home Designed for Beachside Living
Point Lonsdale, VIC
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Situated in Point Lonsdale, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park and Point Lonsdale Beach. Lonsdale Golf Club ...

Just 2 Minutes to the Beach in Old Lonsdale - Comfortable Family Home Designed for Beachside Living
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Point Lonsdale Holiday Apartments
Point Lonsdale Holiday Apartments
4.5 out of 5
2 Jordan Road, Point Lonsdale, VIC

Situated by the ocean, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lonsdale Golf Club, Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, and Point Lonsdale ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (113 reviews)

"great location very clean 11 out of 10 if there is one surggestion i could make a tv in the main bedroom would be nice to watch the morning news value for money 👍"…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Point Lonsdale Holiday Apartments
Just 2 Minutes to the Beach in Old Lonsdale - Comfortable Family Home Designed for Beachside Living
Just 2 Minutes to the Beach in Old Lonsdale - Comfortable Family Home Designed for Beachside Living
Point Lonsdale, VIC

Situated in Point Lonsdale, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park and Point Lonsdale Beach. Lonsdale Golf Club ...

Just 2 Minutes to the Beach in Old Lonsdale - Comfortable Family Home Designed for Beachside Living
The Wanderer- Light filled Holiday Home.
The Wanderer- Light filled Holiday Home.
Point Lonsdale, VIC

Situated in Point Lonsdale, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Lonsdale Golf Club and Lonsdale Lakes Wildlife Reserve. Queenscliff Natural Features ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Surprisingly spacious.

"My three teenagers loved the three TV’s and access to Netflix and wi-fi. I loved the modern kitchen and comfortable sofa. Perfect family holiday for us."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

The Wanderer- Light filled Holiday Home.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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