Cape Otway Lightstation
Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 41
This lighthouse is at the entrance to Bass Strait between Australia and Tasmainia; the area has been
referred to by mariners as the "The Needle's Eye." The lighthouse was replaced by a small solar powered beacon in 1994. Parks Victoria then leased the station to Tourism Great Ocean Road Pty Ltd. for 21 years.
Height of Focal Plane: 239
Description of Tower: White, conical sandstone tower.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1848
Date Present Tower Built: 1848
Optics: First order Fresnel lens.
Open To Public? Yes.
Guided tours of the light station are conducted every day of the year,beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Cape Otway is just over 200 km (about 3 hours) from Melbourne. Take the Princes Highway (M1 and
A1) to Geelong. On the west side of Geelong turn onto the Great Ocean Road (B100) and proceed through Lorne and Apollo Bay. Approximately 16km to the west of Apollo Bay turn left onto Lighthouse Road (C157). The Cape Otway Light Station is 13 km from the Great Ocean Road turnoff, at the end of
Nearby Lodging: Accommodations are available in the keeper's
residences. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details, or call +61 3 5237 9240 (international) or (03) 5237 9240 within Australia.