Cape Liptrap

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Cape Liptrap, Victoria. The lighthouse is above (behind) the people.
Cape Liptrap Lighthouse

Cape Liptrap coastal park is located in south Gippsland, Victoria and is a peninsula that is the extension of the Hoddle Range that runs out to sea. It was sighted by Lieutenant James Grant on 9 December 1800 from the survey brig HMS Lady Nelson and named after John Liptrap.[1]

Cape Liptrap sits high above the Bass Strait with steep cliffs of folded marine sediments flanked by rock pinnacles and wave cut platforms. At the end of the peninsula is Cape Liptrap Lighthouse that was built in 1951 in cast concrete, and is octagonal in shape.

Surrounding Townships[edit]

On the eastern side of Cape Liptrap is Waratah Bay, Wilsons Promontory and the townships of Sandy Point, Waratah and Walkerville.

On the western side is Venus Bay, the Tarwin River and the townships of Tarwin Lower, Inverloch and Wonthaggi.


Waratah Bay is located approximately 200km south east of Melbourne, Latitude 38° 54' 5" S, Longitude 145° 55' 4" E


  1. ^ Grant, James (1803). The narrative of a voyage of discovery, performed in His Majesty's vessel the Lady Nelson, of sixty tons burthen: with sliding keels, in the years 1800, 1801, and 1802, to New South Wales. Printed by C. Roworth for T. Egerton. pp. 71–72. ISBN 978-0-7243-0036-5. Retrieved 25 January 2012.

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Coordinates: 38°54′00″S 145°55′19″E / 38.900°S 145.922°E / -38.900; 145.922