Cape Otway Lightstation, Cape Otway

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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.
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  • A huge highlight of our stay in the area. Did the bush foods talk and enjoyed the views and the outlook. It's got a real feeling for the history of the place and how remote it would have been in...  more »
  • Cape Otway itself was lovely, even if we couldn’t go in anything due to COVID-19 restrictions. Only complaint was the rude woman working at the front desk. There’s no need to be snappy or rude and...  more »
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  • 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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