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Point Hicks Lighthouse.
Point Hicks Lighthouse.
Inside the b&b at Point Hicks.
Sorrel canoeing at Point Hicks.

Point Hicks

Thursday, July 13, 2000
A weekend away to Point Hicks Lighthouse is definitely the relaxing break you're looking for. You can swim, walk, fish, hire a canoe or basically do absolutely nothing!

The two established cottages each have three bedrooms, one with double bed, and two rooms with four bunk beds each. The kitchen is well equipped and they supply tea towels and dishwashing liquid. Visitors need to take along their own food and linen or they can rent linen from the Coates. The loungerooms have wood-burning stoves — an essential feature in the winter months.

If you choose to camp at Point Hicks, the sites are back from the beach in the bush, just behind some small dunes. The sites have pit toilets and no electricity, so they are suited to dedicated campers. Fresh water is available from the river.

There are some wonderful walks around the area. West Beach is a beautiful sandy stretch about 20 minutes from the lighthouse. Just 10 minutes away is a small rusted piece of the SS Sarros, which was wrecked in the 1930s.

A longer, more ambitious walk is to the giant, mobile dunes. They haven't officially been named, but Parks Victoria refer to them as the Thurra Dunes. They are an hour-and-a-half walk away from the lighthouse. The top of the dune area has great views to the river and out to the forests and bush.

Fishing from the beach or rocks is good, but you do need to take your own rods and bait. Take your boogie boards and surfboards too. Canoes are available to rent for a paddle along one of the rivers and there are plenty of bays where you can pull in. You might even find some abalone for dinner.

During June and October/November you can spot pods of southern whales travelling right past Point Hicks.


Croajingalong National Park, about seven hours east of Melbourne.


Point Hicks Lighthouse self-contained cottages start at $210 a night and campsites cost $13.50 a night.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Point Hicks Lighthouse: (03) 5158 4268
Parks Victoria: 13 19 63
Best Western: 13 17 79
Qantas: 13 13 13

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