Australian Country Style - June 2002

Light Sleep

“Along Australia’s coasts, it’s possible to walk through the towers and grounds of many lighthouses and imagine what it must have been like for the keepers and their families to live in them.  Most are still in good working order, and you can stay in some of the cottages overnight.  Two of them can be found on, a new website set up six months ago by Chris Peck and his partner Leah.  At the Smoky Cape lighthouse near South West Rocks, the head light keeper’s home and assistant light keeper’s home have been restored as guest accommodation.  Another is the Cape Nelson lighthouse on the Great Ocean Road, in Portland, Victoria.  The website also lists an old chapel in Longford, Tasmania, among its unusual accommodation.”


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