• Length: 4km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Point Hicks Lightstation car park

  • End: Point Hicks Lightstation car park

  • Closest Town: Cann River

  • Location: Croajingolong National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 502km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.8003576800

  • Longitude: 149.2758214500

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The Point Hicks Lightstation Walk is a 4km, grade 2 return hike located in the Croajingolong National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Summary

A relaxing hike which winds along the coast with beaches to visit along the way which leads to Point Hicks Lightstation. Look out to a view of the Point Hicks Marine National Park and enjoy the sea breeze! Experience pristine natural beauty and immerse yourself in history as you walk to the Lightstation. The walk commences at the Lightstation Reserve gate. Once at the Lightstation Car Park, a track to the left of the grassy area leads down to the monument and then up to the light tower. Access inside the Lightstation’s stone walls is limited to visitors
staying in the keepers’ accommodation.

Getting There

Start on the M1 and drive to Newborough. Take the exit towards Moe/Newborough/Yallourn Nth/ onto C103 from the M1. Follow C103 and Cairnbrook Rd and turn onto the Princes Hwy/A1 in Rosedale. Then follow the Princes Hwy until Cann River, where you turn onto Tamboon Road. Then, turn onto Point Hicks Road and follow it to the Point Hicks Carpark; which is located after all of the campsites.

Tips

  • Mobile phones do not work in this area.
  • Marginal reception available at Point Hicks Lighthouse or at Cann River.
  • Lighthouse tours are available. Might be nice to take some lunch to have there.

Contributed by Eisak Tabensky

Total distance: 4047 m
Max elevation: 55 m
Min elevation: 9 m
Total climbing: 134 m
Total descent: -134 m
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