Cape Schanck’s Best Walks
There is a large national park surrounding the lighthouse grounds with a boardwalk down to the ocean at the base of the cliffs and numerous walking tracks into the surrounding area.
People have been visiting the rugged coastal landscape of Bushrangers Bay since the early 1800’s.
The diversity of the environment combined with the ever present sounds of Bass Strait and a lighthouse in the background make it a walk to stimulate the senses.
There are 4 main walks at Cape Schanck:
The Cape Walk – begins at the Kiosk at the carpark and goes to staircase and wooden boardwalk at the base of the lighthouse. There are several lookouts with views of Devils Desk and Pulpit Rock.
Bush-rangers Bay – this walk takes around 2 hours and has some of the best coastal scenery near Melbourne. The track finishes at Bush-rangers Bay where you’ll find a long sandy beach and basalt cliffs. You’ll have the option to return on the path you came, or continue on 3 km to Boneo Rd on the Two Bays Walk.
Fingal Picnic Area and Fingal Beach – walking in the opposite direction from Bush-rangers Bay you’ll find the delightful picnic area at Fingal Bay 2 km from the car park. There is an electric BBQ, toilets and picnic area provided. Walking tracks lead to lookouts over the basalt cliffs and Fingal Beach. Return walk takes around 2 hours and is steep in some sections.
Cape Schanck Light station walk – the grounds of the light station and take a tour of the lighthouse.
The national park appreciates help from visitors to keep the area beautiful.
Guided Tours into Cape Schanck Lighthouse.
Available between 10.00 am and 4 pm every day.
You will be able to walk up the spiral stairs to see the light at the top and you’ll be able to walk out onto the balcony where you’ll get the most impressive views of the Bass Strait.
Cape Schanck Lighthouse ToursCost for tours:
Child (5 to 16 yrs) $9
Family Ticket $42.00
Tours begin at the Kiosk in the Car Park. Included in the tour is entry into the Museum.
Take your rubbish home with you,
Keep to the tracks,
Dogs are not permitted at Cape Schanck,
Firearms are prohibited,
All native plants and animals are protected.
Please leave the park as you found it!
Facilities at Cape Schanck include: Toilets, Parking, Picnic Tables, BBQ Facilities and a Kiosk.
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