Thetraveljunkie.org – Breathe in the sea air, listen to the waves, and while away days on the foreshore at this little hamlet on the tip of the peninsula. The picture of seaside tranquillity, complete with historic lighthouse, surf break and calm bay waters, Point Lonsdale has long been a favourite for holidaymakers.
Here are 22 things to do in Point Lonsdale, Australia:
1). Electric Scooter on the Bellarine Rail Trail to Queenscliff Station or head to Drysdale and Geelong.
2). Take a tour of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse.
3). Look for birdlife in the Emily Street wetlands, or around Lake Victoria.
4). Watch the ships enter and leave Port Phillip Heads at the Ripview Lookout or the viewing deck at Point Lonsdale village.
5). At low tide explore the rocks and reefs below Point Lonsdale Lighthouse or snorkel the edge of the reef closest to the pier.
6). Enjoy a picnic or make use of the free public BBQs overlooking Point Lonsdale front beach.
7). Grab your snorkelling gear and explore the amazing diversity of marine life within Port Phillip Marine National Park.
8). Walk to Queenscliff along the foreshore promenade and the track along the dunes or if the tide’s out, stroll along the beach.
9). Surf Point Lonsdale’s back beach or maybe take a surfing lesson at the front beach opposite the shops.
10). Relax and go swimming at the front beach opposite the Point Lonsdale village centre and close to the playground.
11). Sit alfresco at one of Point Lonsdale’s village cafes and enjoy local food, wine, beer, coffee and views.
12). Look for the orange sea pilot boats as they power through the swell.
13). Swim between the flags (December to Easter) at the back beach.
14). Drop a line off the Point Lonsdale Pier and try and catch ‘the big one’.
15). Browse the village boutique and specialty shops or replenish your wine cellar.
16). Discover some unique artwork at the local gallery before continuing to explore the Arts Trail, Artists’ Walk and Memory Markers.
17). Take your skateboard to the skate park.
18). Spend a morning admiring the beautiful home grown produce, plants, delicious food and unique home made goods at the Point Lonsdale Primary School Market. It runs all year on the second Sunday of the month.
19). Play a game of tennis at the courts on Ocean Road.
20). Try you luck at the impressive Lonsdale Golf Club.
21). Challenge your friends to barefoot bowls at the Point Lonsdale Bowling Club.
22). Take the kids to the foreshore playground.
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