There’s something romantic about lighthouses, and in moments of madness, my wife and I sometimes dream of living in one one day. Historically, it was not a life for the faint-hearted, though, with most lighthouses having a dramatic story to tell of shipwrecks or storms. The 23 lighthouses that line the coast of Victoria are all automated these days, but many of them can be visited by the general public, and you can even stay in some of them. If you’ve got a story to tell connected to one of Victoria’s lighthouses, I’d love to hear from you. Get in touch now, or wait till we post our blog on our own experience and then make a comment to share your story.

Timeball Tower – Williamstown

Originally a lighthouse at Gellibrand Point, this timeball tower ended up helping ships keep their timepieces accurate for many decades. Ceased work in 1926 but had a makeover recently.

Lady Bay Lower Lighthouse – Warrnambool

Lady Bay Lower Lighthouse teams up with her Upper sister to guide boats into Warrnambool harbour. No access to this lighthouse which is part of the Flagstaff Hill Village

Lady Bay Upper Lighthouse – Warrnambool

Lady Bay Upper lighthouse sits in Warrnambool's Flagstaff Hill Village looking down over the bay, with its breakwater and reef. On the Shipwreck Coast.

Port Fairy Lighthouse – Griffiths Island

Port Fairy Lighthouse on Griffiths Island sits almost at sea level on the Great Ocean Road. A distinguished red nose on top and red door with path which used to lead back to keeper cottages

Split Point Lighthouse, Aireys Inlet

Tall, majestic 'White Queen' lighthouse at Split Point near Aireys Inlet on the Great Ocean Road. Fabulous views over the rocks and reefs. Nice tea room too in the old lighthouse stables

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

Point Lonsdale lighthouse has guarded the entrance to Port Phillip Bay since 1902. It towers over treacherous waters known as The Rip, close to a spot where the man famous for Buckleys Chance lived