International Lighthouse Weekend - 17th/18th/19th August 2012
Celebrating lighthouses & the people that worked in them
Hit The Road Digger
Friday, August 17, 8pm
Apollo Bay Mechanics Hall
Hit the Road Digger, the story of the Great Ocean Road, will be performed by Shirley Power & Colin Mockett. The show captures the drama, humour, political wrangling, and hardships, involved in building the world's longest war memorial and the largest monument to peace. The show is interspersed with music from the 1920s & 30s. Read the review.
Tickets ($25 adults, $20 concession, $15 student) include a finger food supper. Bookings essential.
Titanic Theatre Restaurant
Saturday, August 18, 7pm
You're bound to have that sinking feeling if you don't book early for the Titanic Dinner. Enjoy a fabulous four-course menu, based on the Second Class passengers' dinner on the infamous vessel's last night. Meet performer Marcus White whose great grandfather worked as a musician on the Titanic, and lost his life on the maiden voyage of the ill-fated liner.
Postponed due to staff illness
Lightkeeper's Games - Teams of Four
Saturday & Sunday, August 18/19, 10am-4pm Lightstation grounds
Bring your mates, bring your grannie - the Lightkeeper's Games suit all ages and abilities. Fun and laughter guaranteed along with a real opportunity to walk off with an amazing prize.
Always thought you should be in the Olympics? See how you go in the Lightkeeper's games before you start training!
If you are short of mates or rellies then one team member can always double up or we could always lend you a kid. Come along and enjoy spectating and cheering on the competitors. Fabulous views guaranteed.
Book ahead to get your competing time locked in.
- Signal Flag decode
- Weather Observation
- Walk the Planks
- Lightkeeper's lunch tossing
- 5-Legged Race
- Rocket launch
Weekend Activities - Saturday & Sunday, August 18/19, all day, Lightstation grounds
- Special late night opening on Saturday until 9:30pm - tour the Lightstation grounds after dark
- Self-guided tours - entire Lightstation grounds including Telegraph Station, World War Two Radar Bunker, Aboriginal Cultural Trail, cemetery & climb to the top of the 1848 lighthouse
- Characters of the Cape - appearing all weekend, presenting an early history of Cape Otway, giving you a glimpse into the lives of some Australian pioneers
- Weather Station tours - Saturday & Sunday 9:15am, 2:30pm & 3:15pm
- KIDZONE @ The Cape - activity packs, craft corner
- Enter a competition to win accommodation at the Lightstation - by decoding the signal flags at the Telegraph Station
- Whale Watching - whales are often seen off Cape Otway at this time of year
- Spot Willie the Whale - giving away cool stuff
- Food - available in the Lightkeeper's Café (all day)
- Regular entrance fees apply for International Lighthouse Weekend, but if you buy a ticket on Saturday, you can return on Sunday for free
- Dinner & Show bookings are essential. Tickets available from the Lightstation (03 5237 9240) or Galapagos Bookstore in Apollo Bay (03 5237 6011)