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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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+61 3 5237 9240
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"light station"
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"light house"
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"telegraph station"
in 44 reviews
"apollo bay"
in 47 reviews
"great view"
in 23 reviews
"interesting history"
in 18 reviews
"scones"
in 17 reviews
"radar station"
in 16 reviews
"beautiful lighthouse"
in 14 reviews
"southern ocean"
in 13 reviews
"wild koalas"
in 13 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 12 reviews
"a bit pricey"
in 11 reviews
"telegraph house"
in 11 reviews
"mainland australia"
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"twelve apostles"
in 9 reviews
"oldest lighthouse"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the views, the historical education, the courtesy of the staff was outstanding! Allow at least 2 hours. Would have loved to stay at the accommodation but requires planning. Spectacular spot along the GOR!!!!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I wondered why it costs $19.95 per head to get in and $49.50 for families when even the 12 Apostles for example are free. Let me say, the views are wonderful. Further research shows this place is run by a private company who Parks Victoria...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place lots of history great place for photos must do while travelling on great ocean road

Thank Nazza P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great place to visit! Friendly staff and lots of historically interesting information! Don’t miss out on the home made scones, they are delicious. Well worth the admission fee.

Thank Monique A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went down the track to the lighthouse but the gate was firmly closed and there seemed to be no other way of seeing the lighthouse itself without a long walk which was not on as I had recently had a hip replacement and could...More

Thank Trimley11
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi I'm sorry you arrived after closing time and were unable to do the walk due to your hip. There are numerous signs along the road highlighting the times.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view, and nice history. However 20$ or person is absolutely in the high range to see a lighthouse. It is not that special. We sat down and had coffee and hot chocolate at the cafeteria. Friendly staff there and cosy atmosphere.More

Thank Ehatlestad
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We aim to offer so much more than a lighthouse with our guides offering History Talks and Bush Tucker Talks at the Aboriginal Hut. The heritage buildings are available for you to roam through and learn what life was like here at the Cape in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a lovely sunny day walking around the lighthouse taking in the view, there are a number of historical properties that are worth viewing

Thank mj482014
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So disappointed with this attraction. $19.50 per person!! before you can see anything, even the view! or even get a cup of coffee. I’m happy to pay for a lighthouse tour should I choose to do so but not to just walk on to the...More

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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry you thought this - did you actually come into the grounds? There is a walk on the boundary that you can do and see the lighthouse. We employ up to 30 staff and do our best to maintain the heritage buildings and grounds. Majority...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Fascinating and very big well preserved lightstation - take the well laid out walk around the area to see multiple buildings. If disabled there are parking spots near to cafe and they will allow you entry at ticket office Well worth climbing the lighthouse, not...More

1  Thank chris f
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your excellent review

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

It was blowing a gale when we visited the lighthouse which made it quite scary up the top but the volunteers who were manning it were so lovely and had a mountain of knowledge and facts about it. We also saw some aboriginal art and...More

1  Thank emmy19852018
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Glad you enjoyed your visit. We actually don't have volunteers but have a team of approx 30 staff. :)

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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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