If you are looking for accommodation in Flinders that is relaxing and affords privacy, you cannot beat the Cape Schanck Lighthouse. There are four cosy accommodation options to choose from, including: two three-bedroom cottages (sleeping 8 each), a single bedroom cottage (sleeping 4) and a motel-style room (sleeping 2).
Each of the cottages was once the residence of a lighthouse keeper and their family. The Head Keeper’s Cottage was built in 1859, followed by the Museum Cottage (which was built in 1887 to help reduce the shifts being endured by the other three keepers). The Red Cottage was built in 1929 to provide the keeper’s family with indoor plumbing. The Inspector’s Room was reserved for the lighthouse inspector, who could visit whenever he wanted and without notice.
Choosing lighthouse accommodation in Flinders will put you within close proximity of this beautiful coastal town, as well as many of the region’s best-known attractions.
If you are travelling with the family, we recommend visiting the Enchanted Maze Garden, Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens, Moonlit Sanctuary, Mornington Peninsula Chocolates, Boneo Maze & Wetlands and the onsite Cape Schanck Lighthouse Museum (tour included).
The region is also known for its delicious produce, so no visit would be complete without sampling the local fare. There are over 170 vineyards and 50 cellar doors to explore, not to mention the hundreds of delicious restaurants, cafes and eateries (many run by award winning chefs).
Those who are more interested in the culture of the region will enjoy visiting the local art galleries, where you can see works by some of Australia’s most famous artists (from Sidney Nolan and Margaret Preston to Brett Whiteley and Arthur Boyd). The McClellant Gallery & Sculpture Park is also a beautiful place to visit.
The lighthouse is the perfect base for everyone wanting to visit the area, and accommodation packages are available.