• Maritime history

Cape Otway Lightstation

1140 Lightstation Road, Cape Otway, Victoria, 3233

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.

Content: Cape Otway Lightstation
Type Entry cost
Indicative prices

Ticket prices: Concession - $17.50, Adult - $19.50 and Family (two children and two adults) - $49.50.

$17.50 - $49.50

Pre-school children receive free entry.

  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Interpretive centre
  • Kiosk
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
Opening hours:
  • Daily: 9:00am - 4:30pm

25 Dec 2018

  • Closed
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
Interior of a Johanna River Farm Stay cottage with woodburner

Three-day Great Ocean Road farm stay

From $660 per couple *

Soak up the serene atmosphere of the Otways from the comfort of our self-contained one- or two-bedroom cottages. During your three days, explore the farm and the inviting hinterland. Enjoy complimentary tickets to the breathtaking Otway Fly Treetop Walk and the Cape Otway Lightstation. Our cottages are central to all the attractions of the Great Ocean Road.
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  • Contact us to enquire about the best package for your family or couple stay
  • Your choice of one- or two-bedroom cottages offering all the comforts, wood fire, beautiful ocean and farm views
  • Two complimentary tickets to Otway Fly Treetop Walk (contact us for family options)
  • Two complimentary tickets to Cape Otway Lightstation (contact us for family options)

From 20/08/19 to 20/11/19

* $660 per couple for a three-night stay in our one-bedroom cottage. Contact us for family pricing. We can accommodate up to five people in each of our two-bedroom cottages.

1140 Lightstation Road, Cape Otway, Victoria, 3233

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