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Our operating hours are changing. From July 1st you must pre-book your spot online before your visit. Spaces are limited so please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. No walk up tickets will be available. For more information, click here.

School Excursions

Experience learning at its best.

School Excursions

A visit to Cape Otway Lightstation provides students with first-hand experience of life at Australia’s most significant lighthouse, including how the light guided ships through treacherous Bass Strait, ultimately saving many thousands of early immigrants’ lives.

Planning a facilitated or self-guided experience for your students, fully linked to Victorian Curriculum F-10, is as easy as 1-2-3. We can also tailor programs for P-2, VCE Outdoor Education and Tertiary Tourism students.   

Download our Victorian Curriculum F-10 Curriculum Map for an overview of the most relevant key learning area outcomes for levels 3&4, 5&6, 7&8, 9&10, making it super easy to match excursion activities/themes to student learning outcomes.

1. Choose the type of excursion experience (Lightstation Tour, Experience The Cape, or Self-Guided) that meets your students’ needs.

2. Mix and Match themes/topics that match your enquiry units or subjects, or choose one of our suggested Experience The Cape itineraries. Then use our resources/suggested activities to help your students tune-in.

3. Step back in time as you explore the rich history of the remote Cape Otway Lightstation precinct. We even have some links to useful websites for follow up activities.

Lightstation Tour

School excursion for Years 3-10

45 mins / $9.00 per student

Our experienced guides take your students on a 45-minute History Tour of the Lightstation, focusing on the themes/topics you have chosen or following one of our suggested itineraries. 

Experience the Cape

School excursion for Years 3-10

2 hours / $12.00 per student

Students enjoy a two hour guided History Tour of the Lightstation, with a broader range of topics and an in depth focus on the themes/topics you have chosen.

Self Guided

School excursion for F-Year 12 students (self-guided)

 $7.00 per student

A self guided tour allows teachers and students to experience life on this wild and isolated Lightstation at their own pace. Set your own learning plan or use our suggested self-guided trail activity. Please note school groups choosing a Self-Guided option are not able to join scheduled talks with the general public.     

Book your student group today.

Book your students in for their unique Cape Otway Lightstation learning experience.