Sunday, July 24, 2016

Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Cape Schanck is a locality in the Australian state of Victoria. It is the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula and separates the wild ocean waters of Bass Strait from the slightly calmer waters of Western Port. The most recognisable symbol of Cape Schanck is the Cape Schanck Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1859 and was the second lighthouse built in Victoria.

From the lighthouse car park are a network of scenic walks. A short loop offers views of the lighthouse and coastline from several designated lookouts.

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 from the cliff tops to the rocky beach and rock platform below.

Several lookouts have spectacular views over the geological formations called Pulpit Rock and the Devils Desk.

A prominent rock outcrop is Pulpit Rock and stands out at the very tip of the cape.

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