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

Guided tours & packages, including meals, are available for groups of 10 or more. Please book in advance.



For safety and comfort, visitors to Cape Otway Lightstation are advised to wear flat, non-slip shoes.

As visitors will be exposed to Victoria’s changeable weather conditions, warm clothing and a waterproof jacket are essential.

Teachers/Leaders are advised to carry antihistamines and asthma treatment.

Personnel with heart conditions are warned of risks if attempting to climb the lighthouse tower.


Bookings are essential. Select one of the online booking forms below. Please contact the Lightstation for more details.


Catering is available for group tours from our Lightkeeper’s Kitchen with delicious freshly baked scones for morning or afternoon tea, locally roasted coffee or tea, or our buffet lunch of homemade pastries and healthy salads.

Group Tours (10+ people)

Make the most of your trip to the Cape and experience one of our specialised group tours.

A guided tour is a great option for groups of 10 or more to explore the stories and histories of Cape Otway. We offer a variety of guided tours to suit all groups from Primary & Tertiary Schools, to Probus and Antique Car Clubs. Tour times are flexible and learning outcomes can be designed for different ages levels or special interests.

Lightstation Tour (1 hour)

Join our guide on the 1 hour Lightstation Tour where you will discover the trials & tribulations of the Cape’s first European settlers, and the challenges our Lightkeepers faced in the 1800s through to how the Lightstation works today.


Taste of the Cape Tour (2 hours)

The two hour Taste of the Cape Tour provides greater insight and allows your group more time with our guides, visiting all facets of the Lightstation precinct including the Aboriginal Talking Hut. Our guides/storytellers take you back to the Cape’s fascinating Indigenous culture, learning about the lifestyle, tools and diet with many species of native bush tucker plants growing on-site.

You’ll also learn about the Cape’s history, nearby shipwrecks, the secret World War 2 activity, and the engineering feats of the first telecommunications cable from the Mainland to Tasmania in the 19th Century.


Liked the views and lighthouse. Enjoyed the stories and history of the keepers.


I was very taken by this beautiful part of the world. I love the history of lighthouses and to be able to climb to the top of this one and experience the place was delightful.