On June 30th 2022 Tourism Great Ocean Road comes to the end of our lease and 25 years as custodians of Cape Otway Lightstation.

From July 1st 2022 the lease of Cape Otway Lightstation will be taken over by The Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority.

Tourism Great Ocean Road and the Bowker family would like to thank everyone who has joined us on this journey and who has contributed over the past 25 years to help us rescue this derelict heritage site and transform it into the leading visitor attraction on the Great Ocean Road and the outstanding experience it is today. We look forward to watching this significant site grow and prosper as we hand over to the next custodians.

In preparation for the transition to the new leaseholders we will be closing the Lightstation to day visitors from the 15th – 30th of June with no walk up access available to the Lighthouse or heritage precinct. Our accommodation bookings for this period are unaffected with access provided to the Lighthouse for existing bookings. The Lightkeepers Café will also be closed from the 15th June. We are accepting accommodation bookings on behalf of the incoming leaseholders from August 2022 onward and these can be booked via our website.  We thank everyone for their understanding and patience during this time.

Information on reopening and operations beyond June 30th 2022 will be announced by the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority in the coming weeks.


Shannon McCartney


Cape Otway Lightstation