Shine On, White Queen!



Painkalac Creek, shaped like a horseshoe, is part of the Aireys Inlet Foreshore Reserve


Mouth Beach separates Painkalac Creek & the Bass Strait. Due to low water levels in the inlet, it is not often that the inlet breaks through


It is about 1.5km from the carpark & uphill to Spilt Point Lighthouse. The climb was steep & the dirt track a little slippery & it left unfit me huffing & puffing


I noticed that the bushes in the whole area was flowering profusely. It is a shrub commonly known as ‘Tea Tree’ or ‘ Manuka’ which comes from the Myrtle family. Leptospermum is part of the Myrtaceae genus.


Amazing view at the top of the hill, where Painkalac Creek & the Bass Strait can be seen together


Aerial View from Spilt Point looking over Fairhaven Beach & beyond to Apollo Bay


Memorial Stone in honour of Thomas Butson Pearse & his wife Martha who were early pioneers in this district


Spilt Point Lookout


Spilt Point was originally called Eagles Nest Point & it was probably renamed when the lighthouse was constructed in 1891


Surf crashing into the Basalt & Limestone rock shelves. Seen here is the Table Rock which has been levelled by incessant waves


Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary located at Aireys Inlet is a 17ha park that projects 300m offshore & protects the surrounding ocean waters


The remaining Eagle Rock is a tall, volcanic stack capped by limestone


Beautiful villa along Federal Street facing the Bass Strait


Spilt Point Lighthouse is located in Aireys Inlet a small town on the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.’ Masterchef Season 6′ & ‘ Round the Twist’, a popular children’s TV series was filmed in this area.


Towering above us at 34m, there are 132 steps to the balcony just below the lantern room


Located at the end of Federal Street, the white tower with a red lantern roof is fondly called the ‘ The White Queen’ by the locals. She has been operational since 1891 but was automated in 1919 & still sends her beacon of light to passing ships to steer clear of the rocky shores, going to & fro Port Phillip Bay


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