Cape Otway Lightstation

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Cape Otway Lightstation is Australia's most important lighthouse. The light established in 1848 is perched on towering sea cliffs 90 metres above where Bass Straight ...read more.

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1140 Lightstation Road, Cape Otway, VIC, 3233
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Cape Otway Lightstation is Australia’s most important lighthouse. The light established in 1848 is perched on towering sea cliffs 90 metres above where Bass Straight and the Southern Ocean collide.

Experience the thrill of stepping out onto the Lighthouse Balcony for awesome views, and hear the amazing history of tragic shipwrecks on this isolated and rugged coastline from the passionate guides.

Explore the historic telegraph station built in 1859 and discover Australia’s extraordinary secret war history from WWII. Appreciate and understand local indigenous culture at the Aboriginal meeting hut, with storytelling and bush tucker sessions from local guides.

Watch whales at play and soak up the natural beauty and atmosphere for a few hours or stay overnight in the unique historic lightkeeper’s accommodation; great for families, groups, couples, friends and those hiking the Great Ocean Walk.

The Lightkeeper’s Kitchen offers an array of tasty homemade fare; try the famous freshly baked scones and locally roasted coffee.

The Cape Otway Lightstation is located a short drive off the Great Ocean Road, through serene forests where you are guaranteed to see koalas. Entry fees apply.

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Facilities

  • Quality Tourism Accreditation
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Kiosk
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Lookouts
  • Non Smoking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Free Wifi

Accessibility

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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Places To Eat & Drink

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.