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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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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"
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"apollo bay"
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"great view"
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"interesting history"
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"scones"
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"beautiful lighthouse"
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"wild koalas"
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"southern ocean"
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"their natural habitat"
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"a bit pricey"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I spent a fascinating couple of hours here yesterday, discovering lots about 19th century telecommunications, radar defences during the 2nd World War (who knew that Australian shipping was preyed upon by German mines and Japanese submarines?), Aboriginal culture and finally Jurassic/ Cretaceous dinosaurs. Definitely worth...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed my stay. Scenery just wonderful even though it did rain. Room with bathroom and kitchen. And tv as well. Interesting to watch Australian news. Cafe breakfast good and flat white coffee done well. History and buildings including lighthouse Interesting. During the day it was...More

Thank Elaine E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the cabins overnight - there are very limited facilities out at the Cape so you have to come prepared with your own food - we opted for bread, ham, and cheese with some good wine - we watched the sun...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a history lover, this place is for you! I spent almost 3 hours here meandering around the various buildings & reading all the detailed information boards, of which there are now plenty. I also went to one of the history talks which...More

Thank Anthony D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I have lived in Victoria my whole life and I never knew this place existed nor knew that dinosaurs once roamed this place. Yes it does cost about $25 entry, but there is a little park with things to do. And you can walk...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this experience was excellent. The grounds are impeccable, the story telling is excellent, the lighthouse is wonderful and the Devonshire tea at the cafe is outstanding. By far the best Devonshire tea on the Great Ocean Road and perfect for parents of young...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hours here. A long drive in but rewarded with several viewings of koalas in the way! Very interesting. Friendly & helpful staff. A walk up the many stairs of the lighthouse well worth the view from the top. Any questions you...More

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are heading along the Great Ocean Road and have a few spare hours, spend them here. The lightstation affords wonderful views and there is a great little café.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of the place is fascinating. WWII history, great cafe with reasonable prices. Very well kept.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Stunning views, informative talks, engaging surroundings. Actually stayed in accommodation at the Lightstation and had a great four nights here.

Thank Kerry S
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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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