Cape Nelson State Park

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Cape Nelson State Park
Cape Nelson lighthouse VIC 1.jpg
Cape Nelson lighthouse
Cape Nelson State Park is located in Victoria
Cape Nelson State Park
Cape Nelson State Park
Nearest town or city Portland
Coordinates 38°25′18″S 141°32′28″E / 38.42167°S 141.54111°E / -38.42167; 141.54111Coordinates: 38°25′18″S 141°32′28″E / 38.42167°S 141.54111°E / -38.42167; 141.54111
Area 2.43 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Managing authorities Parks Victoria
Website Cape Nelson State Park
See also Protected areas of Victoria

The Cape Nelson State Park, near Portland on Victoria's southwest coast is a 243-hectare (600-acre) state park.[1] Attractions include a 3-kilometre (2 mi) clifftop walk and a visit to the Cape Nelson lighthouse. The lighthouse was completed in 1884 and today offers accommodation in the Light Station Keepers Cottages.[2] Part of the route of the Great South West Walk is located within the park.[3]

Fauna include the Heath Mouse, Red-necked Wallaby and Echidna. The main vegetation types are listed as Soap Mallee, Heath and Wet Heath.

The Cape Nelson lighthouse featured in the 2010 romantic drama South Solitary.[4] The film provides good coverage of the interior of the lighthouse, cottage features and the landscape.

See also


  1. ^ "Cape Nelson State Park". Official website. Parks Victoria. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  2. ^ Australia’s iconic lighthouses, Australian Geographic, 26 July 2010
  3. ^ Chapman, John (9 October 2011). "Great South West Walk". Victorian bushwalking. Laburnum: John Chapman. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  4. ^ Film Titles With Location Matching "Cape Nelson, Victoria, Australia". International Movie Data Base (IMDb), retrieved 25 Feb 2012.

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