Cape Otway Lightstation

Attraction in Apollo Bay

Lighthouse Rd
Cape Otway, Victoria 3233

Phone number:
+61 3 5237 9240
Fax number:
+61 3 5237 9245

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Description: Experience the view from Australia’s most significant lighthouse (1848), 91 metres above the surging waters of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean. Tour the 1859 Telegraph Station and other historic buildings. Discover the Aboriginal cultural site and see koalas and kangaroos in the bush of nearby Great Otway National Park. Whale watching May to October.

Type of operation: Lighthouse tours/accommodation/café.

Location: 3 hours 30 minutes from Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road.

Opening times: From 9am-5pm daily (Last entry 4.30pm).

Facilities: Accommodation available in original keepers’ cottages. Licensed café - homemade meals and refreshments.


  • Whale watching May to October.
  • Close to Great Otway National Park