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

Flag and Anchor at Cape Otway Lightstation


Cape Otway Lightstation is open every day except Christmas day, 9am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm. From December 26th to January 14th, open until 6pm, last entry 5.30pm.

Adults – $19.50
Concession – $17.50
Children (school students) – $7.50
Family (2 adults 4 children) – $49.50
Pre-school children – Free

Self-guided tours

Every visitor to the Lightstation receives a souvenir map with information on the main points of interest – including the Lighthouse, Telegraph Station, World War Two Radar Station, shipwreck relics, the Lightkeeper’s Cottages and historical displays. The lighthouse is manned by a trained guide, who will greet you at the top of the tower.

Our guides will recount stories of the Cape’s traditional owners, shipwrecks, the trials and tribulations of the colourful lighthouse keepers, the working of the light, World War Two history, fascinating stories of the Telegraph Station, one of Australia’s most intriguing UFO mysteries, and much more.


Wheelchair access is available to many parts of the site with some assistance, although access to the top of the lighthouse is via a traditional circular staircase. Disabled parking is available within the precinct upon request.


Domestic pets are not permitted at the Lightstation because it is part of the Great Otway National Park, which is home to precious wildlife.

What to bring

Cape Otway experiences variable weather conditions, so you should bring warm clothing, sun protection, comfortable shoes, wet weather gear … and whatever you do, don’t forget your camera!

What's included in a visit to the Lightstation?

… and you’re almost guaranteed to see koalas on the way to the Lightstation, so keep your eyes peeled!

Thank you for visiting Cape Otway Lightstation. Your patronage helps us to preserve and protect Australia’s heritage.