Cape Otway Lightstation, Cape Otway

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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.
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  • The route to Cape Otway is a great place to see wild koalas. They can be seen hiding in in the trees all the way down this road.  more »
  • Chose visit for in leaflet also announced aboriginal culture presentation & want to thank Ranger Brad explicitly for his encompassing & deeply convincing presentation of Aboriginal plants & culture...  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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