“Australia's most important lighthouse”
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.
The light established in 1848 is perched on towering sea cliffs 90 metres above where Bass Straight and Southern Ocean collide. . Explore the historic telegraph station built in 1859 and discover Australia's extraordinary secret war history from WW2. 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.
Amazing views of the Cape Otway coast. The lighthouse can be viewed by guided tour only, since it is still an operating lighthouse. Tour times run at 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm in off-peak season and hourly until 4pm in peak season. Didn’t go up, so don’t know whether it is worth it (there is a small fee).
I did walk from the car park in the opposite direction towards a view point and was able to walk down for beach access which was pretty nice (for photos only, not for swimming).
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Cape Otway Lightstation
- Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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- Check In
- 3 PM
- Check Out
- 10 AM