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Cradle to Grave Tour

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Life and Death at Cape Otway Lightstation in the 19th Century

Walking tour taking you on a journey back in time. Explore the Assistant Keepers Quarters (1848 -59), Telegraph Station (1859), the Cape’s Cemetery and more..

Price includes transport and general admission entry to Cape Otway Lightstation.


Join our guide on a journey back in time. Enjoy stories of triumph and tragedy as we walk through the Lightstation heritage precinct to the isolated Cape Otway Cemetery. Appreciate daily life in the 19th Century for the small community in this remote location. The tour includes the Assistant Keepers Quarters (1849 -59), Telegraph Station (1859) and the Cape’s Cemetery.

Walk will cover approximately 2km’s. We suggest good walking shoes as this involves walking on uneven ground, a water bottle and sun/fly protection.

Tour operates: 2.00pm – 3.30pm  Please note this is only offered during peak periods and advanced bookings are essential.

Price includes general admission entry to Cape Otway Lightstation.

How to purchase

Select your tickets above and follow the prompts to go through the checkout. Payments are processed via PayPal – don’t worry if you don’t have a PayPal account, you can use a credit card to complete your payment.

Upon purchase you will receive an email containing your tickets. Present your tickets with QR code upon entry.


Cape Otway Lightstation does not receive good mobile phone coverage. It is recommended that you print a hard copy of your tickets for presentation upon entry.