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Lighthouse Tower Climb Tour



Cape Otway Lighthouse Tower Climb


Experience incredible views and the thrill of the crashing Southern Ocean from 90 metres above sea-level.


A guided experience to explore the following:  

  • Climb the 1848 Cape Otway Lighthouse
  • 1850’s Keepers Quarters and Workshop 


Cape Otway Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia and is considered the most significant. Built in 1848, the lighthouse perches on towering sea cliffs where Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean collide.

Hundreds of lives were lost in shipwrecks off Cape Otway – a sad but fascinating history which led to the building of the Lighthouse on the coast at the foot of the impenetrable forests of the Otways. 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.

Climb the Lighthouse tower with a knowledgeable guide before visiting the Old Workshop and the Theatre Room to delve deeper into the fascinating history of ‘The Beacon of Hope’. 


Tour cost:  $15 per adult / $13.50 concession / $9 Child (5-16yrs) / Children under 5 free. 

Tour Duration: Allow at least 45 minutes to walk to and climb the tower. Only buildings that are part of the tour will be open and the cafe will be closed but you are welcome to spend time exploring the grounds of the Heritage Precinct after climbing the Lighthouse and visiting the Old Workshop.

 To book your tour please select the date you wish to visit below. Please print or screenshot your ticket with QR Code before arrival onsite as there is no reception at the gate.

Meet at 9.45am at the front gate in the car park and the guide will meet you at 10am and bring you into the site. The Tour leaves at 10am sharp from the front gate and there will be no access or refund for late arrivals.   

*Please note that our Cafe and Gift shop are closed and access to the Lighthouse is by guided tour only. If you would like to book a tour for a different time/date please visit our Special Tours Page or for larger groups please visit our Group Tour Page. 


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