Cape Otway Lightstation


Cape Otway Lightstation is considered Australia's most significant lighthouse and is also known as the 'Beacon of Hope''... read more.


1140 Lightstation Road, Cape Otway, Victoria, 3233
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Cape Otway Lightstation is considered Australia’s most significant lighthouse and is also known as the ‘Beacon of Hope”. The light established in 1848 is perched on towering sea cliffs 90 metres above where Bass Straight and the Southern Ocean collide.

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
  • Sustainable 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
  • Shop / Gift Shop


  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.