Escape to Cape Otway Lightstation and experience the tranquillity of a world-class destination, with stunning views of the Southern Ocean and Australia’s most important lighthouse.

Spectacular ocean views, glorious sunsets, close encounters with koalas, and the sound of the ocean will be among the highlights of your stay in our heritage accommodation.

We’re open to the public until 5pm, but once the gates close, you can enjoy the grounds and views in privacy. Ask us about our special sunset lighthouse guided tour.

Daily newspapers are available in the Café for those who like something to read whilst enjoying their morning coffee.

Discover the coast on our Lightkeeper’s Shipwreck Discovery Tour running daily, with special offers for accommodation guests. Walk in the footsteps of lightkeepers and pioneers along the Great Ocean Walk with our experienced and knowledgeable local guides.

Central to all the highlights of the Great Ocean Road, the Lightstation is a great spot to base yourself for a long weekend, a week or a fortnight. Explore the Twelve Apostles, the Great Ocean Walk, shipwrecks, beaches, waterfalls, cool temperate rainforest and the beautiful Otways hinterland.

We’re surrounded by Great Otway National Park, and whales can often be seen from the lighthouse between May and October.

Read the Let’s Go Mum! road trip reviews of when they stayed at the Lightstation: Day 5 & Day 6.

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Escape to the Cape

Photographers, naturalists, bushwalkers and history buffs love the Lightstation & its grounds. The Great Ocean Walk passes nearby, the Cape abounds with native wildlife & dozens of bird species – all in an idyllic spot where you can call the Head Lightkeeper’s colonial stone cottage home for a few nights.

We have a range of accommodation choices, suitable for couples, families and house parties. There are options to self cater, or arrange with our staff for a private dinner party.

Breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea are served in the Lightkeeper’s Café.

A minimum two-night stay is recommended to enable you to relax and experience all the Cape has to offer.

All our guides are passionate about the area – ask them about their favourite locations.

Planning a special getaway?

If you’re planning a special getaway for a birthday or anniversary ask about our tour & sunset dinner in the Lightkeeper’s Café (min. 6 people).

All food is homemade at the Lightstation, catering for a wide variety of dietary needs and tastes.

You can enjoy a personalised menu at our licenced café, while overlooking the floodlit lighthouse.