The total immersion in a past ambience with modern facilities can be appreciated at the Point Lonsdale Guesthouse (formerly the Terminus and the oldest in Point Lonsdale) situated close to the lighthouse, pier, beaches and cafes. A gentle walk to Ripview to see ships coming from everywhere in the world. The low chugging sound of a pilot boat, possibly a close-up view of ‘The Princess of Tasmania’ and further beyond the Point Nepean Headland (historically linked to Shortland Bluff and the Point Lonsdale Headland). Three headlands with National Heritage Listing, a testament to Australia’s earlier defence capabilities. Explore the intriguing Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve with Victorian Heritage Listing for a snapshot into the past with old ruins, gun fortifications and the Foghorn Shed surrounding the iconic 1902 Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. Imagine internees, national fitness camps and summer music camps in this location.
If total pampering is needed, exclusivity or engagement with visitors from all around the world, the serenity of Lon Retreat with ocean views awaits. Lonsdale Palms on the Bellarine Highway may be the preferred destination with flexible accommodation including a 4 bedroom Victorian home (pet friendly as well).
The Big Four Beacon Resort at the roundabout signposting Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale offers activities for everyone. Royal Park Tourist Accommodation, a popular camping area close to the service station and oval at the Springs area has beach, oval and gentle walks. Older residents of Point Lonsdale recall this as a training ground for Defence Forces during the 1940s. Golightly Park Tourist Accommodation a little further on towards Point Lonsdale Village shops is another attractive foreshore camping area nestled among the ti-trees. Named after a local builder who served 5 times as Mayor of Queenscliff, bookings go very quickly.
For small special events such as family reunions or weddings (up to 20) Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale Accommodation can provide heritage cottages, spacious beach houses or modern apartments. The Nest with commanding views from its magnificent position on the top of the hill driving down the Bellarine Highway closer to Point Lonsdale provides absolute privacy and unique night viewing of the southern skies. Suma Park close by on the left-hand side of the Bellarine Highway specializes in weddings, corporate events in a stately Victorian house surrounded by cottages, a vineyard and featuring its own train station as part of the total tourist experience.