Cape Otway Lightstation Australia's Most Important Lighthouse Awesome Views, Amazing History

Cape Otway Lightstation has hosted or sponsored a number of events.

Have a look below to see what we’ve been up to in the past.

Otways Film Fest

Otways Film Fest

Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 6pm in front of Lighthouse

Don’t miss the family favourite film Oddball at Cape Otway Lightstation, showing as part of the Otways Film Fest. The adorable Maremma dog who performed the role of Oddball will be there to meet the crowd along with Richard Keddie who will share funny stories that happened during filming.

Read more

International Lighthouse Weekend


3rd weekend in August every year

International Lighthouse Weekend celebrates lighthouses and the people that worked in them.

Read more

Polar Dinosaur Exhibition

Paul Thompson, Pat Vickers-Rich, Greg Denney and Leaellynasaura

November 2013 – April 2014, Telegraph Station

CAPE Otway Lightstation has brought Leaellynasaura, a tiny warm-blooded polar dinosaur, home.

Read more

The Wonder of Whales

Peter Day & Brad West with their whale sculptures

Saturday 8th June 2013 – 12pm to 10pm

Mechanics Hall, Apollo Bay – Free entry

Read more

Hit The Road Digger

Shirley Power & Colin Mockett

The story of The Great Ocean Road.

Friday 17th August 2012, Apollo Bay Mechanics Hall, 8pm

Read more

Opera in the Otways

Deborah Cheetham

Saturday 17th November 2012

IT’S OFFICIAL! Opera in the Otways is back for its fifth year with a programme that will delight opera lovers and new-comers, starring Jonathon Welch and Deborah Cheetham (right).

Read more

South Solitary

Marton Csokas

Friday 29th October 2010, 7pm

The year is 1927, and the setting is South Solitary Island, a remote lighthouse island which is cold, rainy, and directly in the path of the Roaring Forties. Meredith Appleton (Miranda Otto), 35, arrives with her uncle, George Wadsworth (Barry Otto), the replacement Head Keeper of the lighthouse.

Read more

The Kursk

The Kursk at Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre

Monday 12th October 2009

Cape Otway Lightstation has sponsored the performance of an award winning thriller, The Kursk, at Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre.

Read more

The Ships That Shaped Australia

The Marco Polo

Making a return visit – until May 2013

The Ships That Shaped Australia is an exhibition of 27 paintings by the late Jack L Koskie – featuring important and significant ships in Australia’s maritime history.

Read more

Whale Sculpture

Southern Right Whale geoglyph sculpture

March 2012 – April 2012

The first Southern Right Whale for the season has landed at Cape Otway Lightstation, months ahead of the endangered species’ regular migration.

Read more

Otway Dinosaurs - Wildlife of Gondwana Exhibition

Otway Dinosaurs - Wildlife of Gondwana Exhibition

November 2011 – April 2012

DINOSAURS are back in the Otways! A major science exhibition that has smashed museum attendance records around the world is now open in Apollo Bay. It tells the story of world-first and unique discoveries in the Otways.

Read more

Lorne Sculpture Exhibition

Lorne Sculpture Exhibition

15th October – 6th November 2011

The Lorne Sculpture Exhibition is a three-week festival of contemporary sculpture to entertain, amuse and inspire the thousands of people who drive Australia’s Great Ocean Road to Lorne’s renowned surf beach.

Read more

Historic Murdeduke Garden - Open Day

Historic Murdeduke Garden Open Day

Sunday 25th October 2009

Set against the Gothic two-storied bluestone homestead are expanses of magnificent formal and informal gardens. Meander down paths and discover magnificent old trees, extensive lawns edged with roses, a wisteria-covered stone arch, a sunken garden containing a small lily pond, and the inviting pool area.

Read more

To Hell or Cape Otway!

To Hell or Cape Otway!

Saturday 31st October 2009

FLAMBOYANT shipmaster Captain “Bully” Forbes is making a return to Cape Otway on Saturday night to share the stories of his record-breaking ocean crossings from Britain to Australia in the 1800s, with tales of the thousands who survived the treacherous journey … and those who didn’t. Apollo Bay performer Scott Felstead has spent months researching the antics of the resourceful and reckless Bully Forbes, who was uncompromising in his quest for every breath of wind – hoisting more than 13 acres of sail at a time.

Read more

Rainforest Ride

The Rainforest Ride - 70km Lighthouse Discovery Ride

Saturday 21st November 2009

The Rainforest Ride is a mass participation road cycling event with four different rides to suit all types of cyclists, from a challenging 140km circuit to a tranquil 23km journey, all amidst the magnificent Otway Rainforest in & around Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road.

Read more

Apollo Bay Music Festival 2011

Apollo Bay Music Festival 2011

Cape Otway Lightstation is a sponsor of the Apollo Bay Music Festival.

See for more details.

Read more

The Keeper

Chrissie Shaw in The Keeper

Touring May & June 2011

The Keeper is a compelling new show which recaptures a series of dramatic events on a remote lighthouse island many years ago. These events have a profound effect on two sisters, daughters of the Second Lightkeeper.

Read more

Flotsam & Jetsam

Chrissie Shaw in Flotsam & Jetsam

Touring May & June 2011

Flotsam & Jetsam is a delightful story-telling performance for children, which evokes the life of a child growing up on an Australian lightstation. The show is for children aged seven to 10, and their families.

Read more