Head Lightkeeper's House (est. 1857)
Main Section for up to 8*guests
The Head Lightkeeper's House can be converted to cater for smaller groups of up to 8*people. A section of the house can be closed off, by a lockable door, separating the Main Section from the Head Lightkeeper's B&B.
This spacious, stately house, crafted from stone quarried by hand from the nearby Parker River, was built in 1857 and gives guests an insight into the domestic life of the Lightstation's first keepers.
Enjoy a dinner party, prepared by our kitchen, by the open fire in the Head Lightkeeper's House dining room.
Snuggle in with a book by the wood stove in the lounge room.
Views of the lighthouse and Southern Ocean are unsurpassed from the lounge and main bedroom.
Our well-equipped kitchen is ideal for those who want to self-cater.
Breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are served daily in the Lightkeeper's Café.
The wide verandahs provide cool shade in the summer, where you can while away the afternoon, admiring the view.
- Views of the Lighthouse & Southern Ocean
- Wood fires
- Electric heaters in all bedrooms
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Full access to Lightstation precinct at night
*Although the Main Section of the Head Lightkeeper's House can accommodate up to 8 guests, we recommend that it is suitable for a maximum of 6 adults plus children.
All towels, linen and bedding are supplied.
King beds can be split into 2 singles, or extra single beds can be provided if required. Let us know what sleeping arrangements you require and we'll have it all ready for you when you arrive.
As there is no TV reception at Cape Otway, we supply a selection of DVDs, together with jigsaw puzzles, games & books.
Firewood is supplied.
There is parking adjacent to the accommodation.
There are always friendly staff on hand to make your stay more enjoyable and at night there's a caretaker on duty.
The Café is open for breakfast (from 9am), morning tea, lunch and afternoon. Dinner is also available on request (for a minimum of 6 people). If you wish to self-cater then stock up with food and drink on the way here but you can always get more supplies at Apollo Bay.
Read more on our Main Accommodation page.
Room details for the Head Lightkeeper's House (Main Section) :
- Bedroom Two: 1 king or 2 singles, plus 1 adult bunk (4 person room).
- Bedroom Three: 1 king or 2 singles, plus 2 adult bunks (6 person room).
- Kitchen: 5 burner gas stove, full size fridge, kitchen table with 6 chairs, microwave, kettle, toaster, all cooking utensils.
- Dining room: Open fire. Wooden table with 10 chairs.
- Lounge: Wood heater. 3 couches. TV/DVD and a selection of DVDs to watch (no TV reception) & CD player.
- Bathroom Two: shower, toilet, basin.
|Number of guests||1 night
|2 nights||3 nights||4 nights
(Fri/Sat $100 extra)
(2 or 3 nights)
& New Year weekly rate
** Weekends are part of a 3 day package (except public holidays)
*** 3 day long weekends: Australia Day, Labor Day, ANZAC Day & Queen's Birthday
**** 4 day long weekends: Easter & Melbourne Cup
† The Head Lightkeeper's House Main Section is suitable for a maximum of 6 adults only, plus children