Cape Otway Lightstation


Cape Otway Lightstation is considered Australia's most significant lighthouse... read more.


1140 Lightstation Road, 1140 Lightstation Road, VIC, 3233
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Cape Otway Lightstation is considered Australia’s most significant lighthouse. The light established in 1848 is perched on towering sea cliffs 90 metres above where Bass Straight and the Southern Ocean collide.

The lightstation’s operations schedule has changed – please visit the website before planning your visit. Access to the Lightstation Heritage Precinct and Lighthouse is by pre-booked tour only. Please visit the website for further information and to book. No walk-up access or tickets is currently available.

Experience the thrill of stepping out onto the Lighthouse Balcony for awesome views, and hear the amazing history of tragic shipwrecks on this isolated and rugged coastline from the passionate guides.

Explore the historic telegraph station built in 1859 and discover Australia’s extraordinary secret war history from WWII.

Watch whales at play and soak up the natural beauty and atmosphere or stay overnight in the unique historic lightkeeper’s accommodation; great for families, groups, couples, friends and those hiking the Great Ocean Walk.

The Cape Otway Lightstation is located a short drive off the Great Ocean Road, through the serene forest of the Otway National Park.



  • Quality Tourism Accreditation
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Victoria Tourism Industry Council
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Lookouts
  • Non Smoking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet


  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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