Cape Otway Lightstation

Australia’s most important lighthouse.


So many things to do.


Spectacular ocean views, glorious sunsets, close encounters.

Due to roadworks taking place at the entrance to the Lightstation Carpark on Wednesday 17th of July we will be closing early at 2.30pm (last entry 2pm). There will be no access to the car park (exit or entry) after 4pm on Wednesday 17th July until the morning of Thursday 18th July – click for more details > 

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.

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