Cape Otway Lightstation
Cape Otway Lightstation
Cape Otway Lightstation
Cape Otway Lightstation
Cape Otway Lightstation
Cape Otway Lightstation
Cape Otway Lightstation
Cape Otway Lightstation

Cape Otway Lightstation

Address: 1140 Lightstation Road, via Great Ocean Rd, Cape Otway, Victoria 3233

Phone: 03 5237 9240  |  Fax: 03 5237 9245  


Climb to the top of mainland Australia's oldest lighthouse, Cape Otway Lightstation, 90 metres above the wild Southern Ocean, and see why many tragic shipwrecks occurred on this isolated and rugged coastline.

Immerse yourself in history with one of Australia's most important and recognisable lighthouses at your doorstep. Spectacular scenery, lighthouse tours, wildlife (koalas, wallabies and whales), rainforests, waterfalls and awesome sunsets will be highlights of your stay.

Cape Otway is an excellent location to base yourself, being central to Great Ocean Road and Great Otway National Park activities and walks.

Groups of up to 16 people can be accommodated in the heritage Head Lighthouse Keeper's cottage with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, open fires and fully self contained kitchen and laundry facilities. Two night minimum stays. The cottage is a wonderful retreat for families, walking groups or as a unique venue for get-togethers with friends.

The Manager's House is a fully self-contained, newly renovated property providing all the comforts of home, comfortably accommodating up to 15 guests. A great location for a house party, or place to relax after walking in the Otways, the Manager's House is filled with natural light.

Both properties have bed and breakfast options for smaller groups or couples.

The Lightstation also has a delightful café on site which is open daily. Relax over a great coffee and homemade scones, soaking up the views. The café is located in the original Assistant Lighthouse Keeper's cottage, right in front of the lighthouse.

Discover the coast on a 4WD Lightkeeper's Shipwreck Discovery Tour, which runs daily and with special offers for accommodation guests. Walk in the footsteps of lightkeepers and pioneers along the Great Ocean Walk with experienced and knowledgeable local guides.

Opera in the Otways - Saturday November 17, 2012 - see website for details.

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Two adults and two children



Pre-school children are free




Cancellation and booking policy

A 50% deposit secures a booking within a week of making a tentative booking. Cancellation from 60 - 21 days prior to booking incurrs a fee of 50% of the deposit. Cancellation up to 21 days prior to booking incurrs a fee of 100% of deposit. After arrival 100% of total price is required.

Local directions

From Melbourne, about 20 minutes west of Apollo Bay, turn left at sign to the Lighthouse. From Adelaide, about 30 minutes east of Lavers Hill, turn right at Lighthouse sign. From here follow road for about 12 kms to the end.


  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Guide
  • Interpretive centre
  • Kiosk
  • Picnic area


  • Mountain biking
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Horseriding
  • Surfing
  • Self guided
  • Bushwalking
  • Guided walks
  • Wilderness walking

Tourism awards

2013  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Finalist


  • Great Ocean Walk Partner

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How to get here

Great Ocean Road