Cape Otway Lightstation, Cape Otway

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#178 of 4,749 in Things to do in Victoria
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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  • The lighthouse alone is just another structure but here the history was an inretesting "walk down the past". I especially enjoyed the narrations by Dale the guide at "The Meeting Hut". He was extraord...  more »
  • The weather was cold and blustery, but all the more interesting for a lighthouse tour! Overlooking treacherous ocean, it is not hard to imagine those poor ships coming to ruin many years ago. The ligh...  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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