Cape Otway Lighthouse - VIC



DEG: -38.854252 143.515198
DMS: 38º 51' 15.31" S 143º 30' 54.71" E
UTM: 54 H 5696391mN 718257mE
Altitude: 79.53m


Address & Contact

Otway Lighthouse Rd
Cape Otway VIC 3233
Phone: N/A
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Open Daily 9.30am- 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). Access to the Lightstation Heritage Precinct and Lighthouse is not available outside of opening hours. The Lighthouse can be viewed from a distance, from viewpoints along the Great Ocean Walk, when the precinct is closed.

The Lightkeeper’s Cafe serves tea/coffee, a selection of slices and our famous Scones with Jam and Cream. Due to its location and limited heritage infrastructure, the cafe is accessible only to visitors of the Lightstation Heritage Precinct. Open Daily 10.30am- 4pm

Cape Otway Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia and considered the most significant. This leading attraction on the Great Ocean Road is a must for all visitors.

Built in 1848, the lighthouse known as the ‘Beacon of Hope,’ sits 90 metres above the pristine ocean of Bass Strait.

Hundreds of lives were lost along this shipwreck coast – a sad but fascinating history which led to the building of the Lightstation on the cliffs edge.

For many thousands of 19th century migrants, who spent months travelling to Australia by ship, Cape Otway was their first sight of land after leaving Europe, Asia and North America.
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Closest Weather Station

Cape Otway at 25/11:06am EST
Distance from Cape Otway Lighthouse 0.26km SW
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Cape Otway Lighthouse
Distance from Cape Otway Lighthouse 0.26km SW
Mean Max. °C21.421.620.318.015.613.613.013.815.216.918.319.9
Mean Min. °C13.313.913.211.610.
Mean Rain mm44.142.255.471.290.797.3105.3103.290.180.663.753.2

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