Towns in Australia

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Point Lonsdale VIC

Point Lonsdale

Postcode: 3225

Point Lonsdale is a coastal township on the Bellarine Peninsula, near Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia, and included in the Borough of Queenscliffe. Point Lonsdale is also one of the headlands which, with Point Nepean, frame The Rip, the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

The town is named after police officer William Lonsdale and is the birthplace of former Premier of Victoria Thomas Hollway.

Next to the town is Lake Victoria a shallow saline lake that is part of the Lonsdale Lakes Nature Reserve and an important site for the waterbirds and migratory waders that form part of the population using the Ramsar-listed Swan Bay wetland system.

Along the open coast there are regular sightings of threatened marine mammals such as Humpback and Southern Right Whales.