Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum in Warnambool is a recreation of a Warnambool village in it’s early days. It is a lovely, historical representation with buildings that represent how the people lived in the 19th century.
The lighthouse sits atop jagged cliffs, more than 50m above the sea on the Victorian coast at Portland. I think this is where I fell in love with lighthouses. Ever since, if I’m near a lighthouse I just have to go and see it. This one is still operational and provides a beacon over Bass Strait, one of the most dangerous waters in the world.
The old cottages have been converted to accommodation since we visited but the lighthouse is no longer manned. Technology does all the work now.