Split Point Lighthouse and Eagle Rock

Split Point Lighthouse and Eagle Rock

Airey’s Inlet, Victoria, Australia

Split Point (Eagles Nest Point, “The White Queen”)  1891. Active; focal plane 66 m (218 ft); four white flashes, separated by 3 s, every 20 s. 34 m (110 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern roof is red. The original Chance Brothers 1st order Fresnel lens continues in use. At least two 1-story keeper’s houses.  This lighthouse, known affectionately as the White Queen, is a welcoming sight for sailors westbound for Melbourne. In early 2004, two keeper’s houses were sold at auction as private residences. In early 2005 the Surf Coast Shire government secured a lease of the lighthouse and then contracted with Eco-Logic, Inc., to offer tours. Ceremonies opening the lighthouse to the public were held on 2 November 2005. Located on the point at Airey’s Inlet, about 120 km (75 mi) southwest of Melbourne. Parking provided; a popular oceanfront trail begins at the lighthouse. Site open, tower open for tours daily but reservations are essential. Operator: AMSA. Site manager: Surf Coast Shire. ARLHS AUS-154; Admiralty K2182; NGA 7984.  — From The Lighthouse Directory

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