Parks Victoria welcomes first guests to revamped Point Hicks Lighthouse Reserve
Tuesday 3 July, 2018
This past weekend the newly refurbished Point Hicks Lightstation welcomed its first guests since coming under management by Parks Victoria.
The group have previously visited the Point Hicks Lightstation and decided to return for a one-week stay to enjoy Point Hicks’ spectacular winter scenery.
Comprising two cottages, a bungalow and managers house, as well as the lighthouse, the Point Hicks Lighthouse Reserve is a wonderful place to visit to enjoy outstanding coastal views, watch migrating whales pass by, climb the 1860’s lighthouse, and go on walks along the Thurra sand-dunes. The winter light and possible storms add their own magic and guests can retreat to the wood-fired comfort of their historic accommodation as the night draws in.
The visitors were given the first opportunity to see the new bedroom and lounge furniture, along with updated dining and kitchen fittings, making the accommodation far more comfortable and inviting.
Up to 18 people can be accommodated at Point Hicks, with the two cottages sleeping eight each, and the bungalow more suited to couples.
Bookings for the Point Hicks Lightstation cottages are now open at www.parkstay.vic.gov.au.
Quotes, attributed to Parks Victoria District Manager-East Gippsland Will McCutcheon:
“Many people have enjoyed staying at Point Hicks over the past 20 or so years, and Parks Victoria looks forward to welcoming them back, along with first-time visitors to enjoy this special place with its historic lighthouse, incredible coastal scenery and rich Aboriginal history.”
“The Point Hicks lightstation is a great base for exploring adjacent Croajingolong National Park. There are a range of walks of varying length allowing people to immerse themselves in East Gippsland’s wilderness coast.”
Media enquiriesMelanie McVey-Di Lazzaro
0459 818 451
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