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“If you enjoyed Round the Twist”

Split Point Lighthouse
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US$537.83*
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Private Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“If you enjoyed Round the Twist”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Our children used to love watching Round the Twist so it was a natural choice for us to stop here and to have a look at the lighthouse.

Visited September 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Round the Twist”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Split Point Lighthouse will have some significance to anybody who watched the ABC series 'Round the Twist'. The popular kids show featured the lighthouse in almost every episode in the shows 11 year history.

The local scenery is beautiful and features a good sized car park for all visitors. Defiantly a great spot to stretch the legs and get some fresh air. You can also climb the lighthouse for a fee, although pricey from memory.

Visited July 2014
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Donna N, Manager at Split Point Lighthouse, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
It certainly is a stunning location -the Split Point Lighthouse is based on a prominent point to help to protect shipping along this Shipwreck Coast.
How many shipwrecks do you think there are? find out on a tour of the lighthouse.
How many lighthouses are there in Bass Strait (a hint -the biggest concentration of lights anywhere!)
Why was Head Keeper Richard Baker a cheeky keeper?
Do you imagine that the light will be switched on tonight?

Find out the answers to these intriguing questions by coming on a tour.
The lighthouse is open every day from 11-2 and our prices are balanced to make this an affordable and fascinating tour.
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Melbourne
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“Breath Baking View”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The walk from the main Road is amazing as It is surrounded with beautiful trees.
The View of the Ocean from the light house is magnificent. The coastal walk around the Light House is Good as well.
It is definitely worth stopping over for half an hour.

Visited May 2014
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“Make this a stop-over along The Great Ocean Road”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Enjoy beautiful coastal view, take a relaxing walk to the lighthouse, with charming houses along the way. Do make this a stop-over along the Great Ocean Road, nothing fanciful, just simple pleasure.

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“See the southern right whales!”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Through the township of Aireys Inlet, at the play park turn off the highway towards this cliffs, following the signs to the lighthouse. You need to park to the left - no parking available to the general public at the base of the lighthouse. Walk along cliff top, read the information boards as you go. Fabulous views along the Surf coast. If the surf is up then you hear it booming against the cliffs - fantastic. You can take a tour at the lighthouse if you are there for 12 o'clock, but it costs. The views from the cliff tops are just as good and they are free. A known spot for Southern right whales to rest - from June till September. Today there was a mother and calf whale lolling in the swell about 500 metres from Table Rock. Baby whale entertaining every so often with flipper slapping. The cafe in the old buildings only serves expresso coffee so we usually give it a miss and drive back to Angelsea with it's better selection of cafés.

Visited June 2014
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Donna N, Manager at Split Point Lighthouse, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
The whales certainly are around now. How great is it to watch the breeching and slapping from the balcony of the lighthouse 34 metres above the cliff. On Sunday Humpback whales came up close to Split Point and put on quite a show. Our guide explains their migration and breeding patterns and has the binoculars at hand. The lighthouse is open from 11-3pm for a 30-45 minute tour- on the hour.
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