Cape Otway Lightstation set to re-opens

Sep 23, 2022

Cape Otway Lightstation has opened to the public following a partial closure over winter to carry out essential works.

The lightstation team have been working hard behind the scenes throughout the closures and are excited to welcome back visitors just in time for the school holidays.

The Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority took on the lease to operate the tourist attraction from July 1 this year, and has since been running accommodation only while works were completed.


The lightstation, built in 1848 and situated on land now managed by Parks Victoria as part of the Great Otway National Park, is Australia’s mainland’s oldest working lighthouse and has long been a popular Great Ocean Road destination.


The lightstation is one of the many highlights of the Great Ocean Walk and if you don’t fancy walking the whole 100km trail then you might prefer our 3-day pack-free guided walk that will show you the best bits of this iconic coastal trail.

You will experience a diversity of natural landscapes from majestic tall forests and coastal heathland to a dramatic coastline like no other; with the sandstone sea stacks of the Twelve Apostles its impressive finale.


Along the way, you will be charmed by the abundant local wildlife you will encounter in this area. It is easy to spot koalas lazing in a gum tree, echidna and wallabies, as well as an array of birdlife.


And as for accommodation – well you’ll love this! You’ll spend two nights at the architecturally designed Alkina Lodge featuring super comfy rooms, first-meal meals and views to die for! Click here for more info.

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