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Visit the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Otway Lightstation. An iconic highlight of the Great Ocean Road, the lighthouse was built in 1848 without mortar or cement. Walk to the adjoining Telegraph Station to see 250 km (155 mi) undersea telegraph cable laid in 1859. For history buffs, be sure to explore a radar bunker built by Americans in 1942, which now commemorates the lost lives of shipwrecked travelers. To reach the site, take a short detour from the Great Ocean Road through the forest and watch for koalas in their natural habitat. To visit Cape Otway Lightstation on your trip to Cape Otway, use our Cape Otway travel route planner.
Cape Otway Lightstation reviews
This light house faces the Southern Ocean so the views were spectacular. I did not take the light house tour as there was a long queue to get in and due to covid limitations only 8 people were... more »
A great little trip into history. The lighthouse is suitable for kids, our youngest was 6. The views were spectacular. The historical references were very interesting and educational. We did not... more »
The entrance fee was fair considering how well kept the grounds were. Perfect for those who have a keen interest in Australian defence forces during past world wars. Easy to get around the entire grounds for those who may be mobility impaired.
Nice place to visit and relax along the great ocean road drive and to experience beautiful panorama and strong winds. Ample parking space. Some good food joints are available around where you can enjoy food on outside tables with a great view of lightstation. Drive to this place is also unique due to the Koalas around..
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