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The Cape Otway Lighthouse
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The Cape Otway Lighthouse

Built in 1848, the Cape Otway lighthouse sits 90 metres above the sea looking out over the Southern Ocean on Victoria’s Southern coast.

Known as “the shipwreck coast” because of the number of ships that floundered in this area, the lighthouse guided the boats into Bass Straight.

It was a beacon of hope for many thousands of 19th century migrants, who spent months travelling to Australia by ship, with Cape Otway their first sighting of land for months.

Cape Otway Lighthouse

Cape Otway lighthouse is a great stopover if you are visiting the Twelve Apostles. There’s an information centre at the entrance gate and, as well as the lighthouse, there is the complex of lighthouse keeper cottages on the site.

Keep your eye out for the colony of koalas alongside the road into Cape Otway.

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