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


  • Water hazards
    • Deep water
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
    • Steep track
    • Uneven ground
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Ticks
  • 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 Lighthouse and associated accommodation is closed following the 19/20 Bushfires that damaged the Thurra River Bridge.  Coastal erosion has also impacted upon the access road to the lighthouse.
The area will be closed until further notice.

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