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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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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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Reviewed yesterday

If you are travelling on the Great Ocean Road through the Otways, then we suggest taking the short detour down to the Cape Otway Lightstation - called the "Beacon of Hope". The panoramic & sweeping coastal views from the top of this 1848 lighthouse are...More

Thank Indy215
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The lighthouse, heritage buildings & story make the $19 entry worthwhile (on a previous visit) but new management has narrowed the shop offerings to more generic Australiana for the most part and we were disappointed not to be able to swell the coffers with lighthouse/Otway...More

Thank BizmanVic
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Thanks for your review. We have narrowed down the offerings in the shop as we are focusing on Austalian made items. There are still a few koalas left along the journey to the Cape. We encourage visitors to look carefully in the bush areas...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited this attraction during our Great Ocean Walk. It is a terrific spot which offers a range of attractions. We enjoyed the historical journey it offers and the great facilities. The highlight is the trip up the lighthouse itself and the views offered. We...More

Thank LuckyTravelerRonaldo
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your great review - we love that you enjoyted your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner had booked a romantic evening away at the Lighthouse Lodge B&B for my birthday. It was all a surprise so I had no idea where we were going. We drove nearly 4 hours from Melbourne on a Friday afternoon and arrived to realise...More

Thank efree146
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Thanks for your feedback, usually we aim to offer as much flexibility to our accommodation guests as possible but unfortuantely due the late notification of your request on the Friday, one day pior to your actual booking, left us unable to offer you a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously $19.50 per adult!! With no indication of such an exorbitant amount we were shocked they were asking such high prices . The whole thing felt a bit underhanded. Trying to catch the unwary traveller with the mentality “well we have driven all the way...More

Thank harleywendt
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Harley On the way tho the Lightstation there are four signs informing customers to the entry fees and the last entry of 4.30pm. This is also included on our website and social media platforms. We offer the last history talk at 4pm and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited to see the lighthouse and views. The grounds and onsite buildings are beautiful. The drive in is beautiful and the views from the top of the lighthouse are sensational. The $20 entrance fee is steep. Use the toilets inside the lighthouse grounds as...More

Thank Sarah B
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came from MELBOURNE to try the coffee, good drop yum v good - well worth $20 admission. Bring ur concession card :-)

Thank chasmaher11
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit and your coffee! It's a long trip for a coffee :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the light keeper's cottage which was really special. It is a very sizeable cottage, with one double bed, and bunks in the same room. In the other room there were another set of bunks and at least two single beds. Enough for...More

1  Thank Tickingoffthelist
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your great review - the Head Lightkeepers Cottage sure makes for a special and memorble stay!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the lighthouse with my family and while visiting the cafe the service was a real letdown. The tourists working struggled to communicate why we couldn't get a mug whilst they had multiple ready on the top of the machine but instead had to have...More

Thank NickoB26
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks fo your feedback. We are training a number of new staff for Summer so we'll take this onboard.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visitors today and were very disappointed not only in the price of $49.95 for family but in what was on offer once we paid and entered the gates. The view was amazing but better down the road for free at any lookout and the...More

1  Thank James N Tracey H
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Sorry you misunderstood what was on offer at the Lightstation. You can get to the base of the Split Point Lighthouse at Aireys Inlet for free but to climb it is $14 per person. There is so much more on offer at Cape OTway...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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