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.
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.
3rd weekend in August every year
International Lighthouse Weekend celebrates lighthouses and the people that worked in them.
November 2013 – April 2014, Telegraph Station
CAPE Otway Lightstation has brought Leaellynasaura, a tiny warm-blooded polar dinosaur, home.
Saturday 8th June 2013 – 12pm to 10pm
Mechanics Hall, Apollo Bay – Free entry
The story of The Great Ocean Road.
Friday 17th August 2012, Apollo Bay Mechanics Hall, 8pm
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cape Otway Lightstation is a sponsor of the Apollo Bay Music Festival.
See www.apollobaymusicfestival.com for more details.
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.