Cape Otway Lightstation

The "Highlight" of the Great Ocean Road the Cape Otway Lightstation is located mid-way along the Great Ocean Road 1hr 15mins east of Port Campbell.

Otway Lighthouse Road Cape Otway



The "Highlight" of the Great Ocean Road the Cape Otway Lightstation is located mid-way along the Great Ocean Road 1hr 15mins east of Port Campbell. The Lightstation grounds and Lighthouse are open to the public daily allowing visitors access to the oldest surviving lighthouse on the Australian mainland. Take in sweeping views of Bass Strait, Southern Ocean and the Otway ranges perched 91m above the sheer cliffs of the cape.

Lighthouse Tours

 - From 9am daily

- Last recommended entry is at 4.30pm - closes at 5pm

Lightkeepers Cafe

Home made gourmet treats focusing on local produce and low food miles with breathtaking views across Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean. Treat your tastebuds while taking in the wonder of Australia's oldest remaining mainland lighthouse. 

View

 - View the rugged and beautiful Otway Coastline from the balcony of the 1848 tower

Accommodation

 - Share some of the romance of yesteryear with a holiday at the Cape Otway Lightstation. Enjoy the atmosphere of the historic lightkeeper`s residences and the magnificient coastal scenery of this remote and isolated part of the Southern Ocean.

 - Closeby are long unspoilt beaches, rainforests, waterfalls, unique native animals and birds. See magical glow worms and the "Big Tree" a gnarled 300 year old Otway Messmate at Melba Gully.

Access Information

  • Access to the lighthouse lantern room and balcony is via 78 steps
  • People who have difficulty walking may be offered vehicular access to the lightstation grounds
  • Trails around the lightstation grounds are on gravel and bitumen and are generally accessible with consideration given to prams and wheelchairs.
  • The Lightstation cafe is fully accessible
  • Accessible toilets