Point Lonsdale

Travel Guide
Point Lonsdale showing general coastal views and views as well as a small group of people

Explore coastal wetlands, work on your tan at the beach or learn about the history of this town, which overlooks one of the most treacherous shipping routes in the country.

Point Lonsdale is a historic seaside town overlooking The Rip, a region of choppy coastal waters famed for its danger to passing ships. The settlement began in the 19th century around its resident lighthouse, which has played a vital role in guiding ships safely through the pass and onto Melbourne.

Before adventuring through the coastal landscapes, enjoy a hot coffee along Point Lonsdale's busy beachfront. Fish and chip outlets, surf schools and clothing stalls also feature along the promenade.

Head to the beach to relax on the sand or picnic on the adjacent lawns. The sheltered bay has ideal waters for swimming. Walk to the Rip View Lookout for views of the rocky coastal pass. Take a guided boat tour to learn about its curious rock formations and hear about its history.

For more views of the coast, take a leisurely stroll along the Point Lonsdale Pier. From the end of the pier, look back to the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, which contrasts majestically against the blue sky above. Access the tower via a network of walking trails following the coastline. This pier is also popular with fishermen looking to catch whiting and snapper.

See one of the region's earliest houses at Arilpa, a colonial cottage. Take a tour of “Wild White Man” William Buckley's cave. The 19th-century outlaw hid here from authorities before living with a local aboriginal tribe.

Just outside town, look out for migratory birds at Lake Victoria, a shallow saline lagoon. Tour Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park to learn about densely populated reef ecosystems.

Enjoy the sun set as you walk along a coastal track to pleasant Queenscliff. This neighbouring seaside village is famed for its Victorian-era cottages and world-class dining by the sea.

Point Lonsdale is located on the Bellarine Peninsula, 90-minutes’ drive south from Melbourne. Visit during the holiday season to see The Christmas Tree, a 100-year-old Norfolk pine that gets lit up with festive decorations.

Point Lonsdale Guest House
Point Lonsdale Guest House
3 out of 5
31 Point Lonsdale Road, Point Lonsdale, VIC
The price is AU$123 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
Situated in the historical district, this guesthouse is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Point Lonsdale Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Queenscliff Ferry and Adventure ...
4.3/5Excellent! (286 reviews)
"Just love the location of the guest house especially for walking"

Reviewed on 16 May 2021

Point Lonsdale Guest House
Point Lonsdale Holiday Apartments
Point Lonsdale Holiday Apartments
4.5 out of 5
2 Jordan Road, Point Lonsdale, VIC
The price is AU$195 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
Situated by the ocean, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lonsdale Golf Club, Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park and Point Lonsdale ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (116 reviews)
"Great place, everything you could need. Great communication and easy check in."

Reviewed on 27 May 2021

Point Lonsdale Holiday Apartments
New Large Modern Home Close to Beach and Golf Course
New Large Modern Home Close to Beach and Golf Course
21 Limpet Circuit, Point Lonsdale, VIC
The price is AU$302 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Situated near the beach, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lonsdale Lakes Wildlife Reserve and Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. Point Lonsdale ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Immaculate home
"The property itself was beautiful. I did put Torquay in the search engine and didn’t realise this property was in Port Lonsdale"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2021

New Large Modern Home Close to Beach and Golf Course
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Point Lonsdale Holiday Apartments
Point Lonsdale Holiday Apartments
4.5 out of 5
2 Jordan Road, Point Lonsdale, VIC
The price is AU$195 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
Situated by the ocean, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lonsdale Golf Club, Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park and Point Lonsdale ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (116 reviews)
"Great place, everything you could need. Great communication and easy check in."

Reviewed on 27 May 2021

Point Lonsdale Holiday Apartments
New Large Modern Home Close to Beach and Golf Course
New Large Modern Home Close to Beach and Golf Course
21 Limpet Circuit, Point Lonsdale, VIC
The price is AU$302 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Situated near the beach, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lonsdale Lakes Wildlife Reserve and Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. Point Lonsdale ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Immaculate home
"The property itself was beautiful. I did put Torquay in the search engine and didn’t realise this property was in Port Lonsdale"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2021

New Large Modern Home Close to Beach and Golf Course
Point Lonsdale Beach House
Point Lonsdale Beach House
50 Grimes Road, Point Lonsdale, VIC
This family-friendly Point Lonsdale holiday home is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, Point Lonsdale Beach and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
go to relax!
"conducive to rest and relaxation, you have everything you need, plus a big backyard for the pets."

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2021

Point Lonsdale Beach House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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