Cape Schanck

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Cape Schanck

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Pulpit Rock and Pebble Beach

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Cape Schanck boardwalk (photo: Mornington Peninsula Tourism)

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View towards Bushrangers Bay from Cape Schanck (photo: Mornington Peninsula Tourism)

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Cape Schanck (photo: Mornington Peninsula Tourism)

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Cape Schanck circuit walk (photo: Mornington Peninsula Tourism)

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Cape Schanck Lighthouse (photo: Mornington Peninsula Tourism)

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Coastal view (photo: Kim Cott)

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Spot the echidna (photo: Kim Cott)

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Change of conditions

  • Due to the expiry of the current lease, there will be no accommodation or guided tour operations at the Cape Schanck Lightstation from Tuesday 26 April 2016. Free visitor access to the Lightstation Reserve during park opening hours will be provided soon after 4 May 2016, when Parks Victoria assumes management for the site until a new commercial lease is in place.  More information is available from Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve - Management Arrangements questions and answers. at Cape Schanck
    Thursday 21 April, 2016 |
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Medium walk / Day walk
Picnicking
Short walk
Sight-seeing

Cape Schanck offers stunning landscapes; the mystery of dramatic volcanic features, unspoilt and wild beaches and scenic walking tracks with spectacular ocean views. It is also a site of rich European history with its heritage listed lighthouse precinct.

Follow the walking track from the kiosk towards the Cape. This short circuit walk takes visitors to the start of the wooden staircase and boardwalk which descends to the beach and rock platform. Several lookouts have spectacular views over the geological formations called Pulpit Rock and the Devils Desk which were created over millions of years. Please take care on the rock platform as large un-expected waves may wash across the rocks.

The 2.6km Bushrangers Bay Track departs from the car park, providing some of the best coastal scenery near Melbourne. A guide to this nature walk is available at the Cape Schanck kiosk for a small fee.

Cape Schanck Lightstation

This lightstation includes a lighthouse, museum and former lighthouse keeper's residence. The buildings were constructed from 1859 and are an excellent example of the architecture of the day.

Due to the expiry of the lease, there is currently no accommodation or guided tour operations at the Cape Schanck Lightstation. Free visitor access to the Lightstation Reserve during park opening hours will be provided soon after 4 May 2016, when Parks Victoria assumes management for the site until a new commercial lease is in place.

Visit the Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve page for more information.

Gemstone Fossicking

Fossicking for zeolite is permitted at Cape Schanck for scientific research purposes and collection by mineralogical clubs subject to permit conditions.

To apply for a permit email info@parks.vic.gov.au and mark it for the attention of the South East Melbourne District Office Rosebud. 

Accessibility information

Cape Schanck offers access to some great coastal vistas.

The carpark has designated disabled parking bays, there is an accessible toilet  and picnic tables with a free side allowing room for a wheelchair to roll up to the table.

For more information about accessibility of the surrounding walks, and facilities, refer to the links in the left hand side menu.

 

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