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

Lighthouse Keeper's Quest

Experiential learning at its best

Cape Otway Lightstation offers primary & secondary students a range of active educational school camp experiences tailored to meet the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) across all Strands and Domains.

The historic Lightstation, surrounding Great Otway National Park and wild Shipwreck Coast are an inspiring school camp “classroom” for your students to engage with Koori Culture, Maritime History, Early Colonial and Social History, Immigration, Navigation, Communication Technologies, Geography, and Environmental Conservation and Sustainability.

To enquire about school programs at Cape Otway Lightstation, please email accommodation[at]lightstation[dot]com.

School camp programs on offer at Cape Otway

We offer the Taste of the Cape, Experience the Cape and a one to five day Lighthouse Keeper’s Quest program. All three programs are linked to VELS outcomes and include the following themed learning experiences:


Our programs are stand-alone and do not require any preparatory work from teachers or students. However the rich and varied history of the Otways coast means that there are many opportunities for pre-visit and post-visit activities we recommend the following resources: