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Cape Otway Lightstation

Otway Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria VIC 3233, Australia
+61 3 5237 9240
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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 spend time with our guides to gain an understanding of a rich, ancient and continuing culture. Discover the important role of the Telegraph Station built in 1859. Learn of the role of the Radar Bunker protecting this coast in WWII Enjoy freshly made scones in our cafe -served in the original Assistant Lightkeepers house. A range of accommodation suiting couples, families/groups is also available.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Otway Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria VIC 3233, Australia
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"light station"
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"light house"
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"telegraph station"
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"apollo bay"
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"great view"
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"scones"
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"radar station"
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"interesting history"
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"beautiful lighthouse"
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"southern ocean"
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"their natural habitat"
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"a bit pricey"
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"telegraph house"
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"mainland australia"
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"twelve apostles"
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"light keepers"
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"oldest lighthouse"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a light house kind of person, and i must say i found the entire light house tour fascinating in many ways, i do recommend you visit if your in the area

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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That is awesome to hear! Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The long ride off the main road to the Light Station is a beautiful drive in itself, and then once you're at the site of course there are glorious views of the sea and beyond. Just be aware of the price... it's not a suggested...More

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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi We do focus on maintaining the heritage buildings and sharing the history and stories. The average visit is 2hours if people participate in our history talks or extend their visit to explore the Aboriginal Hut and talk with our guide situated in that area....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a time schedule, but wanted to have a quick look at this light house. The road was long a windy, but we thought would be worth the effort. We were wrong. $20.00 per adult is fairly steep price to see a lighthouse,...More

1  Thank Rachel R
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi There are three signs along the road that highlight entry fees apply. We do focus on maintaining the heritage buildings and sharing the history and stories with at least 3 guides onsite each day. The average visit is 2 hours; and possible even longer...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for one night at one of the cottages next to the lighthouse and it was such a magical experience. The view from where we stayed was just perfect, looking out to the lighthouse and the ocean. The lighthouse keeper was also great, providing...More

Thank NomadsAdventures
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your fantastic review - it is such a special experience to stay overnight.

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

This destination was magnificent. We had brought our younger boys here a very long time ago, but this time we thought it a good idea for a French visitor we had. It was very well priced, magnificent views, and lots of information to give you...More

Thank ajames6364
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your excellent review - it gives us great pleasure to read your feedback and know that our team are creating valuable experiences. We love this type of feedback! Thank you

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Staying in the Lightstation Studio is a highlight of any Great Ocean Road Journey! You can admire the historic Lighthouse dating from 1848 from a seating area within the studio while enjoying a tea and good book. Since the lighthouse grounds are open 9-5 each...More

Thank marielenas5
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome review -= so glad you enjoyed your overnight stay! Thank you!

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Visted in the winter school holidays with children. Going up into the lighthouse and visiting the Aboriginal talking hut were highlights, but by far the best feature were the engaged and invested staff, full of passion and stories and history and interest. We learned so...More

Thank hbf_melb
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear your visit to the lightstation created stories and insight into our history that you will cherish and share. We love hearing about the bubbling over of excitement that your visit generated!!

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

It has some nice history and some nice views, however if you are short on time it's not a must see along the road.

2  Thank brandasa
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We beg to differ!

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

A terrific place to visit...the views are spectacular, the history abounds, especially in the signallers cottage...great information about the history of the area. We were there on a cold and blustery day in July...not sure how the café and toilets would cope when it's really...More

1  Thank AK2125
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. We are aiming to replace the toilets once the State government inform us on the future lease arrangements. Glad you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Haven’t been in years and decided to take kids on family getaway. Bit of a drive from Apollo bay through windy roads. Once there you have to pay to see the lighthouse. Which is ridiculous and price is but steep. Not worth the money when...More

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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your review. We do focus on maintaining the heritage buildings and sharing the history and stories with at least 3 guides onsite each day. The average visit is 2 hours; and possible even longer if people participate in our history talks or...More

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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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