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

Cape Otway Lightstation

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

Phone: 03 5237 9240  |  Fax: 03 5237 9245  

Email: keeper@lightstation.com
Web: lightstation.com

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 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 from 1859 and discover Australia's extraordinary secret war history from WW2.

Appreciate and understand local Aboriginal Culture at the Aboriginal Cultural Site, with stories from local guides. Visitors can also enjoy bush tucker, spear throwing, painting and many other activities.

Watch whales at play and soak up the natural beauty and atmosphere for a few hours or stay overnight in the unique, historic Lightkeepers accommodation. Ideally suited to families, groups, couples or friends. B&B or longer stays.

Cape Otway Lightstation is an excellent location to base yourself, being a highlight of the Great Ocean Road and at the centre of the Great Ocean Walk. Fantastic fishing, swimming, waterfalls and walks are nearby.

The Lightkeeper's Wife's Cafe offers coffee, homemade scones and local produce all made fresh on site. The Café is located in the original Assistant Lightkeeper's cottage, with a painting and photo gallery including fascinating historic audio stories of lightkeeper's wives and children. Free wifi and daily newspapers.

Discover the coast on the Lightkeeper's Shipwreck Discovery Tour, running daily. Walk in the footsteps of lightkeepers along the Great Ocean Walk with experienced and knowledgeable local guides.

Located a short drive off the Great Ocean Road, through serene forests where you are guaranteed to see koalas.

Content: Cape Otway Lightstation

Cost

TypeValid fromValid toEntry cost($)

Adult

Discounted tickets can be pre purchased from Visitor Information Centres, and many accommodation venues from the region

01/10/1401/01/15$19.50

Family

Two adults and 4 children (school age) Discounted tickets can be pre purchased from Visitor Information centres and many accommodation venues in region

01/10/1401/01/15$49.50

Children

School Age children Pre-school children are free

01/10/1401/01/15$7.50

Concession

Seniors Card, Health Care Card, Tertiary Students, YHA Card holders.

01/10/1401/01/15$17.50

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.

Facilities

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

Activities

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

Tourism awards

2013  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Finalist

Opening hours

Lightkeeper's Wife Café open daily for breakfast and lunch.

Daily
9:00am -5:00pm
Open Daily except Christmas Day. Last Entry 4.45pm. 30 to 40 minutes is a good visit but you could easily spend longer.

Memberships

  • Great Ocean Walk Partner

Disabled access

Car parking and vehicular access, all buildings apart from Lighthouse have access ramps

On the Web

How to get here

Great Ocean Road