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Cape Otway Lightstation

Otway Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria VIC 3233, Australia
+61 3 5237 9240
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Open daily 9am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) Climb to the top of the tower and enjoy amazing views 90 metres above the ocean. Built in 1848 the Lighthouse is the oldest remaining lighthouse on mainland Australia. Explore the Aboriginal Talking Hut and spend time with our guides to gain an understanding of a rich, ancient and continuing culture. Discover the important role of the Telegraph Station built in 1859. Learn of the role of the Radar Bunker protecting this coast in WWII Enjoy freshly made scones in our cafe -served in the original Assistant Lightkeepers house. A range of accommodation suiting couples, families/groups is also available.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Otway Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria VIC 3233, Australia
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"light station"
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"light house"
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"telegraph station"
in 42 reviews
"apollo bay"
in 47 reviews
"great view"
in 22 reviews
"interesting history"
in 18 reviews
"scones"
in 16 reviews
"radar station"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful lighthouse"
in 14 reviews
"wild koalas"
in 13 reviews
"southern ocean"
in 12 reviews
"their natural habitat"
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"a bit pricey"
in 11 reviews
"telegraph house"
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"oldest lighthouse"
in 9 reviews
"light keepers"
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"middle of the road"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So disappointed with this attraction. $19.50 per person!! before you can see anything, even the view! or even get a cup of coffee. I’m happy to pay for a lighthouse tour should I choose to do so but not to just walk on to the...More

1  Thank ronnyj1
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Sorry you thought this - did you actually come into the grounds? There is a walk on the boundary that you can do and see the lighthouse. We employ up to 30 staff and do our best to maintain the heritage buildings and grounds. Majority...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating and very big well preserved lightstation - take the well laid out walk around the area to see multiple buildings. If disabled there are parking spots near to cafe and they will allow you entry at ticket office Well worth climbing the lighthouse, not...More

1  Thank chris f
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your excellent review

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was blowing a gale when we visited the lighthouse which made it quite scary up the top but the volunteers who were manning it were so lovely and had a mountain of knowledge and facts about it. We also saw some aboriginal art and...More

1  Thank emmy19852018
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Glad you enjoyed your visit. We actually don't have volunteers but have a team of approx 30 staff. :)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a long and winding gravel road from the Great Ocean Road down to the lighthouse; it took even longer than expected with delays due to road re-construction, but we did see a koala in the wild along the way. The park itself offers a...More

2  Thank Don_G_Wright
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your great review!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Both teenager and 7 yo were engaged. Well thought out, interesting, well kept grounds and attractions. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Coffee at the cafe was top notch (and I’m pretty fussy) Highly recommend if in the area.

Thank Eleanor D
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your great review. History and coffee = most important!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our epic road trip around Australia, this was one thing I really wanted to do. However on the day we arrived there were major roadworks going on and we missed the closing time, so we actually stayed locally overnight so that we could be...More

1  Thank annettelaurie
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow - that's an awesome detailed review! Thank you

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We probably should have looked into the costs before arriving at the lighthouse, but it just didn’t occur to me that it would be so expensive. I’ve seen many lighthouses before and never paid more than about $10 per person. The staff were definitely knowledgeable...More

Thank stephiepie_miami
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It's a shame you didn't do the coastal walk. It allows clifftop views of the Lighthouse.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This site is more than just the lighthouse. There are different buildings to explore, the lighthouse and even a WWII bunker! You can learn about the history of the shipwreck coast and how the lighthouse came to be. We also enjoyed Devonshire tea (scones, jam...More

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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your great review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I climbed this lighthouse many years ago. We came back again with our children and all four of us enjoyed our time there. At the moment, the road in is being done up and there is a lot of waiting for road...More

Thank JCendo
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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the lighthouse and it was great. As a day tripper it would be a must to visit as the views are spectacular and the history of the area including the homestead is worth your time. They had a guide at the top...More

Thank Flints2014
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Thanks for your great review!

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NicholasNbx
10 September 2017|
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Response from COLLightkeeper | Property representative |
Hi The average time spent is 2 hours however depending on your availability we have both history and bush tucker talks offered daily at no extra charge and we also have a cafe.
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cherylsg1113
17 August 2017|
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Response from COLLightkeeper | Property representative |
Hi This distance is approximately 400metres (approx 10 minute walk)
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cherylsg1113
17 August 2017|
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Response from nomads2017 | Reviewed this property |
About 15 -20 minutes on pathways But not worth it in my opinion.
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