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Cape Otway Lightstation

Otway Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria VIC 3233, Australia
+61 3 5237 9240
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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Otway Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria VIC 3233, Australia
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+61 3 5237 9240
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great place to visit, we enjoyed everything about the experience. Fantastic, knowledgable guides who really enhanced the visit. A wild and awesome place to visit, plan your time on the Great Ocean Road to make the detour.

Thank Rgs22
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took a drive from Ballarat with the intention of seeing some of the Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles and the Cape Otway Lightstation. Having travelled most of the east and west coast of Canada, and seen a lot of lighthouses, we pretty much new what...More

Thank FurtherOnUpTheRoad
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sorry you traveled out without realising there were fees. We aim to put the fee level on all of our marketing and promotional material. Just wondering if you came in to experience all that is on offer as Cape Otway Lightstation is much more...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Always nice to have a walk around the amazing piece of Victorian History. We had the very yummy home made scones with jam & Cream,,, mmmm Interesting to see the Koala damage in the tree's on the way in.. great visit :)

Thank Trevstar2013
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review - so glad you enjoyed the home made scones :)

Reviewed 4 days ago

There is no mention of an entrance fee when you turn off the main road, so it was not until we reached the lighthouse some 20mins later that we realised you had to pay $20 each to go in and that seemed too pricey. There...More

Thank BeanieBear192
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sorry you traveled out without realising there were fees as there is a sign just off the turnoff saying that fees apply. We also aim to put the fee level on all of our marketing and promotional material. Just wondering if you came in...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Cape Otway lighthouse was one of the highlights of our visit to Great Ocean Road. Nice easy walk, fantastic scenery. Very interesting history. the cafe was also great, very nice staff. we had lovely soup - generous serve and really nice on a cold and...More

Thank Julie B
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your great review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this place. Stunning views, and a great lunch outside looking down onto the lighthouse. The grounds are immaculate and it's really worth climbing the lighthouse to the top. The drive in from the main highway was also a highlight. Make sure you...More

Thank mattbriar d
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review - I will check out your youtube!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weren't aware of the charges until we reached the entrance. It might be a little expensive for some but still, we went in since we had went all the way there. It looks like a park at the cliff where the light station is....More

Thank PinkyJane88
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your great review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

From Bimbi Park Cape Otway, through the bush for a 4 km walk, you will deserve to discover the beautiful Cape Otway Lightstation. The downside is that entrance to the park (with access to lightstation) is too expensive.More

Thank Jean-Luc M
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sorry you traveled out without realising there were fees as there is a sign just off the turnoff saying that fees apply. We also aim to put the fee level on all of our marketing and promotional material. Just wondering if you came in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The self contained on-site cabins are located in old historic buildings that are adjacent to the lighthouse. Basic food is provided at the cafe. Bring your own food/supplies as the lighstation and cabins are located approx 40 min drive from the nearest town (Apollo Bay)....More

Thank AussieFamilyFromSyd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought the lighthouse and view were wonderful. However, the whole experience was tarnished by the older lady (dark hair) who appeared to be running the cafe. She was very abrupt and just so rude, customer service can make or break an experience, she left a...More

Thank ljp67
COLLightkeeper, Manager at Cape Otway Lightstation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am so sorry you experienced that in our cafe. It is disappointing to read you had such a negative experience. We usually get great feedback on our staff so please know that I will address your complaint.

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Melissa C
February 19, 2016|
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Response from Anna911 | Reviewed this property |
The number of steps is limited to 30 to 50 but they are narrow spiral stairs. Without doing stairs you can see the grounds and cottage. That takes about 30 to 60 minutes but there is a cafe if you want to take a break for... More
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kim l
February 8, 2016|
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Response from Crowded2012 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have to pay the general entry at the store before you enter the site.
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IvyQuek
September 19, 2015|
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Response from Bevlea R | Reviewed this property |
The road itself is open 24/7, but you wont be able to get to the lighthouse as its behind a big fence and entry is through the shop where you pay for entry and buy souvenirs. From the carpark you wont even be able to see... More
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