Cape Otway Lightstation
Cape Otway Lightstation
3.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksLighthousesScenic Walking Areas
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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. Discover the important role of the Telegraph Station built in 1859. Learn of the role of the Radar Bunker protecting this coast in WWII. A range of accommodation suiting couples, families/groups is also available.
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tron65
New South Wales, Australia73 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Great place to learn about the history of the area , the amazing way it was built, the lives of the people who worked there both with the lighthouse and as a radar station in WW2
Thrilling to go up in the lighthouse on a blustery rainy Spring day and cap it off with a coffee and scone
Written October 12, 2023
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Paul L
Hallam, Australia940 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Solo
If you are doing the Great Ocean Road you really should factor in a visit to this lighthouse. There is a range of parking, the inevitable gift shop, the inevitable slightly inflated entry fee but there is also a range of old building set up as a heritage museum with a bunch of displays and information about life in the early days.

There are also good views and the fun experience of going up Cape Otway Lighthouse. It's a entertaining - and windy - experience and those with a fear of heights will have to girdle their loins and push on through the stress barrier because the views are worth it.

Relax afterwards in the cafe.

Quick note - there is very limited internet reception out here. If you absolutely must get online one of the better spots to get at least a tiny bit of signal is the cafe area which is closer to the lighthouse/headland.
Written September 25, 2023
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krocchi
Singapore, Singapore1,430 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Beautiful place with great views and a very old lighthouse! The lighthouse was really cute! You can go up to take a look but beware of the super strong winds. There is an entrance fee for this attraction and you should expect to spend about 1-3 hours here. A cafe is available inside too. It was raining a little when we were there.
Written September 23, 2023
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Travelove58
11,272 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
It's not often that one visits places like this as there aren't many in the world. Although it's not operating anymore, it was a good experience to understand the history of it. And physically see the lighthouse ( in its original state). The view at the top was nice but super windy. Climbing up & down the narrow steep staircase & maneuvering the small, narrow & cramped space gives one a feel of what life as a keeper here was in olden days. Outside the lighthouse, the atmosphere was serene & relaxed. However along the way, signs warning of snakes do give one a subconscious fear, always looking out as you walk. In other parklike forested attractions we also saw such warnings - of venomous snakes & what to do if bitten by one. Overall, it was a good experience, worth it.
Written August 30, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,846 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
Visitors can climb to the top of the Cape Otway Lightstation and get a great view out over the Southern Ocean; youngsters are welcome. The Cape Otway Light Station is the oldest functioning light house on the Australian mainland.
Written August 18, 2023
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mrc282
World7,478 contributions
Aug. 2023
easy 1 km stroll around lighthouse station grounds, easy climb up lighthouse, relaxing spot, downside is fairly pricey admission fee

perk is koala spotting on the road leading to lighthouse grounds. saw one walking by the side of road at 10 am
Written August 17, 2023
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ann144
Auckland Central, New Zealand36 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
A spur of the moment decision to visit which we are so happy about. Very interesting to learn about the history of the lighthouse and the keepers, also wonderful to be able to go to the lookout point. definitely worth a visit
Written August 12, 2023
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auditor_g-s
Paris, France243 contributions
Jun. 2023
Great lighthouse well maintained and taken care off. Always someone to explain the history of the site. Great to be able to climb up the lighthouse and get a beautiful view.
Written June 2, 2023
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Exploreitall64
Mullumbimby, Australia6 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
The self guided tour was great, allowing you to absorb the history and the people of the area.
The scone and coffee, yum.
Dale, the lighthouse guide, is very informative and obviously loves his job. Thank you for the fun and laughter.
Written May 10, 2023
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We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us!!
Written May 10, 2023
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monib
Narre Warren, Australia222 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Friends
Well maintained area with good history of the buildings and communications. Good walking tracks for all abilities . Climb to the top of lighthouse was easy with a guide at the top. Small Cafe on site and toilets. Entry price was a little high $17.50 ea for seniors and no group concession despite 12 entering. 35km from Apollo Bay . Lovely drive through the Otways.
Written May 5, 2023
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