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

Great fun for parties of up to 16* – the Lightkeeper’s Cottage is a homely heritage property in a stunning location.

Views of the lighthouse and ocean are unsurpassed from this spacious, stately house, crafted from stone quarried by hand from the nearby Parker River.

Built in 1857, the Lightkeeper’s Cottage gives guests an insight into the domestic life of the Lightstation’s first keepers.

The well-equipped kitchen is ideal for those who want to self-cater. Alternatively, we can prepare a private dinner party, for a minimum of six guests.

There is an open fire in the dining room, which is separate to the spacious kitchen, which also includes a dining table.

The lounge room, complete with a wood fire, is a great place to relax.

The wide verandahs provide cool shade in the summer, where you can while away the afternoon, admiring the view.

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

Tariffs include entry to the Lightstation.

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* Although the Lightkeeper's Cottage (Whole House) can accommodate up to 16 guests, we recommend that it is best suitable for a maximum of 10 adults plus children.

If required, the Lightkeeper's Cottage can be divided in two by a lockable door – the Main Section is for parties of up to 8 guests and the smaller section becomes the B&B (for up to 6 people).

Parties of up to 8 people will normally have use of the Main Section only.

Download our Lightkeeper's Kitchen in-house catering menu.

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.

There is no TV reception at Cape Otway, but we supply a very limited selection of DVDs, together with jigsaw puzzles, games & books. If you are an avid DVD watcher you would be advised to bring a selection of your own to enjoy.

Firewood is supplied.

There is parking adjacent to the accommodation.

There are always friendly staff on hand to make your stay more enjoyable, including our overnight caretaker.

The Café is open for breakfast (from 9am), morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Dinner is also available on request (minimum of 12 people). If you wish to self-cater then we recommend that you stock up with food and drink on the way here. You can always get more supplies at Apollo Bay during your stay.

Lightkeeper's Cottage (Whole house) - Room details