School Excursion – Lightstation Tour
School Program for Victorian Curriculum Levels 3-10 (Years 3-10)
45 mins / $9.00 per student
Our experienced guides take students on an interactive tour of the Lightstation visiting the historic Telegraph Station with its signal tower and flagstaff, Lighthouse Keepers’ quarters and climb to the top of the magnificent 1848 Lighthouse.
The rich learning experience allows students to step back in time and experience life on this wild and isolated Lightstation. Mix and match three to four of the following themes to tailor your experience, choose from our suggested itineraries below or we can give you a brief snapshot of everything:
- Life in the 19th Century
- Lighthouses and Navigation
- Remote Living at The Cape
- Communication at The Cape
- Immigration and Shipwrecks
Note: For year levels 5/6 and above we highly recommend the 2hr “Experience The Cape” to gain a deeper understanding of Cape Otway from different perspectives. We realise you may be on a tight schedule though which is why we can tailor excursions to suit your needs.
Note: We are able to tailor excursions to suit Years 1-2 and also VCE Outdoor Education.
Note: This tour does not include a talk by our Guide at the Talking Hut or enable school groups to join scheduled History and Talking Hut talks with the general public.
Suggested Curriculum Linked Tour Itineraries
Year levels 3/4
Year levels 5/6
- From Colony to Nation: Life in the 19th Century, Immigration and Shipwrecks, Lighthouses and Navigation
Year levels 7/8
- Cape Otway Environment: Immigration and Shipwrecks, Remote Living at The Cape, Lighthouses and Navigation
Year levels 9/10