The Rip - VIC

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DEG: -38.29773 144.63324
DMS: 38º 17' 51.83" S 144º 37' 59.66" E
UTM: 55 H 5758500mN 293034mE
Altitude: -5.03m


Place Type

Geography - Bay,Inlet,Cove


61.02kms SouthWest of Melbourne
523.19kms SouthWest of Canberra
558.01kms NorthWest of Hobart
656.43kms SouthEast of Adelaide

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The Rip is the entrance from Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean to Port Phillip Bay and then to Victoria’s largest Sea Port in Melbourne. It is an area of very turbulent water not generally suited to small craft but can be navigated by experienced fisherman or Cruising craft between the tides. It is one of only three harbours in the world that require every vessel above a certain tonnage to have a Pilot both ways through the entrance. The actual deep water channel is only about three hundred metres wide. The Rip is well worth a visit and viewing from the Lookout near the lighthouse at Point Lonsdale.
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Point Wilson
Distance from The Rip 23.99km N
Mean Max. °C23.323.221.618.616.013.812.913.915.917.519.421.7
Mean Min. °C16.415.914.812.410.
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