Cape Otway Lighthouse
Cape Otway Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia and considered the most significant. This leading attraction on the Great Ocean Road is a must for all visitors.
Built in 1848, the lighthouse known as the 'Beacon of Hope,' sits 90 metres above the pristine ocean of Bass Strait.
Hundreds of lives were lost along this shipwreck coast - a sad but fascinating history which led to the building of the Lightstation on the cliffs edge
For many thousands of 19th century migrants, who spent months travelling to Australia by ship, Cape Otway was their first sight of land after leaving Europe, Asia and North America.
The Lightstation grounds are open from 9.00am to 5.00pm daily (except Christmas day). Last entry at 4.30pm. Entry Fees apply.
General Admission includes
A self-guided experience to explore the following, plus your chance to meet our guides at the top of the Lighthouse and at the Aboriginal Talking Hut to share our stories:
1848 Cape Otway Lighthouse
1850's Keepers Quarters and Workshop
1859 Telegaph Station
Aboriginal Talking Hut
WWII Radar Bunker
Whale Interpretation Site
Lightkeeper's Cafe and Souvenir Shop
Enjoy our daily History Talks at 11.00am, 2.00pm and 4.00pm
Learn about our Aboriginal Culture through our daily Bush Tucker Talks at 12noon and 3.00pm
from Adult: $19.50 / Child: $7.50 / Family: (2 Adults 4 children) $49.50 / Concession: $17.50
Pre-school Children: FREE
Cape Otway Lightstation Cottages
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Showcasing a barbecue and views of the sea, Cape Otway Lightstation is located in Cape Otway. Free private parking is available on site.
All rooms are fitted with a TV. Certain accommodations feature a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room comes with a private bathroom.
There is a gift shop at the property.
A range of activities are available in the area, such as horseback riding, diving and fishing.
This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Cape Otway!
Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
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❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Otway Lighthouse Road, Cape Otway | Map
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Cape Otway Lighthouse
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Great Ocean Road
→ Lighthouses in Victoria
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