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Cape Otway - Cities, Towns and Localities
Cape Otway is the southern tip of Victoria's western coast and overlooks the where the Southern Ocean meets the Bass Strait. The cape is home to the popular attraction, the Cape Otway Lightstation.

Most of the area around Cape Otway is part of the Great Otway National Park, whose features include the Otway Ranges, criss-crossed with rivers and streams, including spectacular cascades and waterfalls and lush rainforest. Another popular attraction is the Otway Fly Treetop Walk.

Check out our listing of accommodation for the Otway accommodation, Great Ocean Road accommodation and Great Ocean Walk accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Cape Otway Light Station Attractions

The Cape Otway Centre for Conservation Ecology
Cape Otway Lightstation
• via Great Ocean Rd, CAPE OTWAY VIC • Ph: 03 5237 9240 • Email

Aerial view of Cape Otway Lightstation, Victoria, Australia• Perched above the towering sea cliffs overlooking where the Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean meet, is the oldest, surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia, with the light having been in continuous operation since 1848. In days gone by, the light of this lightstation was the first sight of land for many thousands of immigrants who have made the ocean crossing from Europe after many months at sea.

There is much to see and do within the Lightstation grounds from exploring the history and Life at the Cape, the first submarine cable link between Launceston and Cape Otway and the historic Telegraph Station in 1859, a radar bunker built in 1942, and the Koori history of the traditional owners the Gadabanud or people of the King Parrot language.

You can also learn about the many shipwrecks in the region - Champion, Eric the Red, Fiji, Joanna, Marie, Martha, Selje - including those that have never been identified.

There are a number of guided tours including the Ghost Tours, which is offered only once a year.

There are a range of accommodation options and a cafe.

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