Amazing views. Amazing history.
Cape Otway Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia and considered the most significant. This leading attraction on the Great Ocean Road is a must for all visitors.
Built in 1848, the lighthouse known as the ‘Beacon of Hope,’ sits 90 metres above the pristine ocean of Bass Strait.
Hundreds of lives were lost along this shipwreck coast – a sad but fascinating history which led to the building of the Lightstation on the cliffs edge.
For many thousands of 19th century migrants, who spent months travelling to Australia by ship, Cape Otway was their first sight of land after leaving Europe, Asia and North America.
- OPEN FRIDAY- SUNDAY Closed Christmas day
General Admission includes:
A self-guided experience to explore the following, with our history guides at the Lighthouse and at the Aboriginal Talking Hut to share history:
- Enjoy daily History Talks at 11am & 2pm (limited to 10 people)
- Native Plant Talks at 12noon and 3pm (limited to 10 people)
- 1848 Cape Otway Lighthouse – Climb the tower. (limited to 10 people at one time, possible waits)
- 1850’s Keeper’s Quarters and Workshop
- 1859 Telegraph Station
- The Talking Hut
- WWII Radar Bunker
- Whale Interpretation Site
- Lightkeeper’s Cafe 10am – 4pm
- Souvenir Shop
Hours: 10am – 5pm (last entry at 4.30pm)
Adult: $19.50 / Child: $7.50 / Family: (2 Adults 4 children) $49.50 / Concession: $17.50
Pre-school Children: FREE
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John Pastorelli shares his experience at Cape Otway Lightstation.
A family shares their recent experience at Cape Otway Lightstation.
A recent guest shares her experience at Cape Otway Lightstation.