Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse

Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse is situated on South East Point, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, Australia. From its pont on the peninsula, it commands almost 360° views of Bass Strait. The Wilson's Promontory lighthouse is the southernmost lighthouse on mainland Australia. The 18 kilometres (11 mi) walk from the nearest town, Tidal River is well worth it to experience its spectacular location. Dormitory-style accommodation is available in the lighthouse.

The lighthouse protects shipping travelling through Bass Strait. The Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse is the main part of the Wilsons Promontory Lightstation.

History

The Wilson's Promontory Lighthouse was constructed with the use of convict labour over a period of approximately 7 years starting in 1853 through to completion in 1859. The lighthouse stands 19 metres (62 ft) tall and along with the keepers' cottage is constructed from local granite. From 1869 to 1878 the lighthouse keeper was Captain Thomas Musgrave.

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