Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne) - Sunday June 9, 2002 Lighthouse sleepovers

"Along Australia’s coasts it is possible to walk through the towers and grounds of many lighthouses, allowing us to imagine what it was like for the keepers and their families to live there.  Most are still in good working order, and you can stay in some of the cottages overnight.  Two of them can be found at this website.

At the Smoke Cape Lighthouse, South West Rocks, near Kempsey, NSW, the head lightkeeper’s home and assistant lightkeeper's home have been restored as guest accommodation.  Another is the Cape Nelson Lightstation on the Great Ocean Road, in Portland, Victoria.  The website also lists an old chapel full of antiques in Longford in Tasmania.  It is only one of the unusual places that offers out-of-the-box style accommodation.  Check out for a great selection of B&Bs”.


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