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Cape Otway Lightstation

Australia’s most important lighthouse.


So many things to do.


Spectacular ocean views, glorious sunsets, close encounters.

Cape Otway Lightstation Heritage Precinct is open everyday 10am -4pm (last entry 3.30pm). No need to book – tickets can be purchased on arrival!

 Our operating hours are changing from the 1st of July – click here for more information.


Amazing views. Amazing history.

Cape Otway Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia and considered the most significant. This leading attraction on the Great Ocean Road is a must for all visitors.

Built in 1848, the lighthouse known as the ‘Beacon of Hope,’ sits 90 metres above the pristine ocean of Bass Strait.

Hundreds of lives were lost along this shipwreck coast – a sad but fascinating history which led to the building of the Lightstation on the cliffs edge.

For many thousands of 19th century migrants, who spent months travelling to Australia by ship, Cape Otway was their first sight of land after leaving Europe, Asia and North America.

General Admission includes:

 self-guided experience to explore the following:

  • 1848 Cape Otway Lighthouse – Climb the tower. 
  • 1850’s Keeper’s Quarters and Old Workshop
  • 1859 Telegraph Station 
  • WWII Radar Bunker
  • Whale Interpretation Site
  • Lightkeeper’s Cafe 10am – 3.30pm
  • Gift Shop

Opening Hours: We are open every day in June 10am – 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm)


Adult: $19.50 / Child: $7.50 / Family: (2 Adults 4 children) $49.50 / Concession: $17.50

Pre-school Children: FREE

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