Cape Nelson Lighthouse


Cape Nelson Lighthouse Cottages


Visit this unique part of Australia

The restoration work on our lighthouse is now complete! Tours are running again so visitors can climb the tower and see the completely restored lighthouse.

Call Gordon 0438 012 352 to discuss our lighthouse tours.

The restoration works were vital to ensure the longevity of the Lighthouse as a marine safety aid and culturally significant tourist drawcard. Specialist engineers and trades were engaged by AMSA to:

  • Remove all external and internal paint to reveal the limestone back to the original stone.
  • Remove, restore and reinstall internal stairs and landings.
  • Update the electrical system vital to the tower’s function.
  • Reinforce and strengthen the balcony that has provided an important and impressive lookout for keepers and tourists over the years.
  • During these works, the lens was stopped and a temporary light was be erected to flash with the same signal frequency to ensure that shipping is always protected.

Cape Nelson lighthouse near Portland undergoes $2.1m restoration

Rob Hunt at the Cape Nelson lighthouse near Portland which is getting a $2m refurbishment. Picture by Sean McKenna

Portland’s Cape Nelson Lighthouse, which is undergoing a $2.1 million facelift, is only weeks away from reopening to the public.

Read Warrnambool Standard Article


Escape and experience this superb location on the Great South West Walk.

With 5 cottages available there is something to suit couples, families and groups.

Great South West Walk

The Great South West Walk takes walkers along 250km of spectacular coast line and through State Forest as well. The walk travels directly through the lighthouse precinct. Walkers may travel some of the shorter walks that loop through the precinct or travel much longer ones. A unique way to both stay at the lighthouse and walk some challenging (or easier walks) is to travel with Aus Walks.

Only 10 minutes drive from Portland