Point Hicks Lightstation (Point Hicks Lighthouse Reserve)


Point Hicks Lightstation (Point Hicks Lighthouse Reserve)

The prominent granite headland of Point Hicks was Captain James Cook's first sighting of mainland Australia. Home to the historic lighthouse and surrounded by pristine national park, immerse yourself in history and stay a night at the lighthouse keeper's cottages, join a lighthouse tour or explore the wild coast on foot. 

How to get there

Point Hicks Lightstation (Point Hicks Lighthouse Reserve)



Need to know

Point Hicks Lightstation (Point Hicks Lighthouse Reserve)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No firearms allowed
  • No fishing
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No camping
  • Speed restrictions apply


  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Ticks
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
    • Uneven ground
    • Steep track
  • Water hazards
    • Deep water
  • Other warnings
    • Vehicles

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Point Hicks Lighthouse

The Point Hicks Lightstation and surrounding area is currently closed as a result of the 2019/2020 bushfires and coastal erosion.  Visitors are unable to access the Point Hicks Lighthouse, Sledge Track, West Beach Track, Dunes Track, Saros Track or the Monument.  Parks Victoria continue to maintain surveillance and security of the site.  Accommodation is not expected to be re-opened until 2024.  Please continue to monitor this site for updates and change of conditions.  

Areas of Croajingolong National Park closed due to fire damage

The following areas of Croajingolong National Park remain closed:
·      Gravelly Point, including the jetty
·      Kingfish Point, including the jetty
·      Wilderness Coast Walk is closed between Bemm River and Shipwreck Creek due to fire and flood damage
·      Thurra River Campground
·      Point Hicks Road is closed south of Fishermans Track
·      Cicada Trail
·      Wingan Inlet Rapids Walk
·      Gale Hill Track
·      Rame Head Track

Parks Victoria apologises for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding as recovery work progresses.

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