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Address: Otway Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria VIC 3233, Australia
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+61 3 5237 9240
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The family went there just in time before a storm was coming. We reached the lighthouse and what a windy and perfect view of the Bass strait. We entered the house where all the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Expensive....yes, but I don't think think someone is getting rich from it. Its a lighthouse right next to the sea (so high maintenance) and its our history so worth the money. The Lighthouse is beautiful and you can access inside and walk around the top of the tower. Informative signs and great grounds, so if the weather is good a... More 

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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this review

Thanks Martin for your great review More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like this Lighthouse. It presented us with wonderful scenery and we enjoyed it a lot. It should be in the must-see list of the Great Ocean Road.

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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the great review More 

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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked our visit. Kids enjoyed it too. Beautiful views. Informative. A bit expensive for our group of 7, but worth the visit.

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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. :) More 

Jupiter, Florida
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408 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well presented. Admission charged for entry nice walk around property and beautiful views of the sea. You can take a tour or self climb to the top. Beautiful campus. Recommend

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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an interesting activity to partake in when in the Apollo Bay Area. With many learnings, you'll also get some spectacular views!

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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this review

We like to think we're the gem of the Road! More 

Baguio, Philippines
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73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The family went there just in time before a storm was coming. We reached the lighthouse and what a windy and perfect view of the Bass strait. We entered the house where all the history of ships that passed through the ocean was depicted in pictures. It was a wonderful experience. If it weren't for the storm, we should have... More 

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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this review

Its so dramatic out here when a storm is coming! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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500 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this site. The main shock is the price $20 an adult! This seems hard to believe. We did pay the fee and stayed about 45 mins looking around. Lovely lady in the lighthouse who was informative and friendly. The cafe was fine but a bit pricey. All in all a nice wander around a spectacular area BUT far... More 

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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I'm sorry you found it expensive. We continue to build upon the experiences offering history and bush tucker talks in the Indigenous Centre. More 

Keswick, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lighthouse is secondary /incidental for most people ie there are other lighthouses along the road which provide the same scenic photos .What this trip provides is a certain chance to see KOALAS in their natural habitat along with photo opportunities if you have a decent lensed camera.

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Thank nedrow5791
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this review

We love the koalas too. Not all the lighthouses are open all day for you to climb and enjoy views 90 metres above the ocean. We also have an array of heritage buildings and an Aboriginal Talking Hut with guides to help tell the history of the Cape. More 

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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drive to lighthouse was great , saw koalas along the roadway. You have to pay $20 just to see the light house from the outside!! Can't even get a photo, sad that a private business can own the lighthouse and prevent people from enjoying it. Much better value at Split point lighthouse !

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Thank Lisa M
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this review

Did you come in to see what array of experiences are offered? More 

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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to pay to even see the light station. Pretty disappointing, and should be stated on the signs. The drive up was good, saw some koalas in the trees! However, for someone on a budget $20 is a waste of money just to see a light house.

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COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this review

Hi Emma It is stated on the sign at the turn off that fees apply. We have a team of 28 staff. We work hard to maintain the heritage site and share valuable insights into the history of the Cape. More 

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