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Cape Otway Lightstation

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Open daily 9am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) Climb to the top of the tower and enjoy amazing views 90 metres above the ocean. Built in 1848 the Lighthouse is the oldest remaining lighthouse on mainland Australia. Explore the Aboriginal Talking Hut and...more
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Otway Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria VIC 3233, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The road in is intriguing--koalas!! A simple trick to avoid straining your neck or getting a nystagmus headache--watch for stopped cars. ha ha--But a different koala insight is to notice the rather large areas of dead bleached gumtrees closer to the light house in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Erik B
Reviewed yesterday

The Cape Otway Lighthouse was built in 1848 and known as the ‘Beacon of Hope’. It sits 90 metres above the pristine ocean of Bass Strait. The Great Otway National Park contains some of Victoria's most remote and beautiful rainforest, coastal scenery and also mainland...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank graemeb22016
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great lighthouse in a very isolated part of Australia. Great location for photos and serious photographers should consider staying at the accomodation to get access for sunset and nightshots

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NeilK_13
Reviewed 6 days ago

To get to the lighthouse you need to take a tour that takes about 2 hours. The cost was about $20 per person but well worth the price. The buildings were very well restored and lots of history. The scenery was also outstanding with high...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gbmontreal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hugely enjoyed our tour with Dale on aboriginal traditions. He was soooo funny and informative. Learned a lot concerning migration , habitats and foraging for food. He made our visit to the lighthouse, beautiful location, much more fun.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cogirl52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe I'm biased. I'm from a coastal Province in Canada, probably the only country on the planet with more coastline than Australia, so I have visited LOTS of lighthouses. It's nice if youve never had the lighthouse experience. Always nice to actually climb one -...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 2Calgarytravlers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've visited quite a few lighthouses but I found some of the history involved with this one completely new and surprising. We were there on a long weekend and the were some difficulties managing the crowd in what is a quite small area at the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank maryd2303
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review - our guides pride themselves on being the keepers of history at the Cape.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really great 2 hours exploring Cape Otway lighthouse and associated buildings. The restoration is Very well done. The history of the lighthouse, from construction until eventual automation was interesting enough, but getting an insight into the areas importance in World War 2 was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sandysI5236IR
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review - our team work hard to preserve and share the Cape's diverse history

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to the light station was one of our high lights on the Great Ocean Road More history on show here than you would think Well presented , lots to see

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shaned136
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to hear your visit tot he Cape was a highlight of your trip - thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked from Parker Hill Campground to Cape Otway Lighthouse. Looking forward to wonderful experience of wondering around lighthouse as we had done over five years ago with our visiting German friends. I think back then we paid a nominal entrance fee. Arrived at lighthouse astounded...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank arndyonder
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Disappointed to read that you thought the entry was too expensive without experiencing what we offer. The fees have not increased for 8 years. I will address the picnic tables in the car park with Parks Victoria.

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NicholasNbx
10 September 2017|
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Response from COLLightkeeper | Property representative |
Hi The average time spent is 2 hours however depending on your availability we have both history and bush tucker talks offered daily at no extra charge and we also have a cafe.
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cherylsg1113
17 August 2017|
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Response from COLLightkeeper | Property representative |
Hi This distance is approximately 400metres (approx 10 minute walk)
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cherylsg1113
17 August 2017|
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Response from nomads2017 | Reviewed this property |
About 15 -20 minutes on pathways But not worth it in my opinion.
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