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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

New Mornington Peninsula package


Mornington Peninsula's best views of wild Bass Strait coastline on historic Signal Tower Walk from Cape Schanck Lighthouse

The Signal Tower Walk from the 1859 Cape Schanck Lighthouse takes just 10 minutes, but the views are arguably the Mornington Peninsula's best and come
with a fascinating slice of history on the side.

The walk leads visitors to a hilltop about 250m above sea level, revealing the only views of the Peninsula's entire Bass Strait coastline from the Western Port Bay entrance right to Point Nepean. Massive cliffs, white sandy beaches and thundering surf lie below, while on top of the hill are the remnants of the 1870s signal tower which played a key role in the old
Australia - London telegraph line.

One of the few signal tower sites still in existence, the Cape Schanck site was discovered only four years ago during historical research. Interpretive signage tells of its role and the development of the telegraph line from Tasmania through Victoria to the UK.

The Signal Tower Walk is included in Cape Schanck Lighthouse and Box Stallion Winery's special winter package which costs $300.00 per couple for two nights and features accommodation in the historic Inspector's Room, continental breakfast both mornings, a lighthouse tour, entry to the lighthouse museum and a lunch with wine tasting for two at Box Stallion
Winery.

To book, go to http://www.capeschancklighthouse.com.au/deals-and-specials and the 'Explore lunch deal at Box Stallion' link.

Cape Schanck was the second lighthouse built in Victoria. While its whale oil burners have long been replaced by kerosene and then electricity, the lighthouse boasts its original Fresnel lens and is one of the few operating as it did in the 1800s.

Both Cape Schanck and Box Stallion are members of the Mornington Peninsula Attractions Pass, which includes seven of the Peninsula's top destinations.
Costing $63 for adults and $45 for children, the pass delivers more than $100 of value and provides entry plus bonus offers at Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Peninsula Hot Springs. Searoad Ferries, Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm and Box Stallion Winery all have a special 10% discount offer for pass holders.

The Attractions Pass is transferrable, valid for three months and can be purchased online at www.emmp.net.au, at Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Peninsula Hot Springs and selected outlets on the Mornington Peninsula.

The Mornington Peninsula is just an hour's easy drive from Melbourne or, for those travelling to or from the west of Melbourne or western Victoria, the ferry crossing from Queenscliff to Sorrento is only 40 minutes. Alternatively, take a return ferry trip and enjoy the spectacular bay experience.

Further information
Tony Sheer
Cape Schanck Lighthouse
0400 045 955


Lighthouse Cape Schanck



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