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Delight for history buffs
THE Cape Otway Lightstation
offers more than just a walk
up a winding stairwell to the
top of Australia's most signifi-
Before visitors reach the
historic building, perched
on the cliffs of the Southern
Ocean, they're sure to see
koalas along the 12-kilometre
forest drive south of the Great
History buffs will relish the
opportunity to walk among
the precinct's restored build-
ings, which give an insight
into the lives of the region's
first European settlers.
The 150-year-old telegraph
station --- part of Australia's
first submarine cable link, to
Launceston --- is meticulously
restored, as are the lightkeep-
er's cottages which now serve
as three-star accommodation.
Visitors can inspect the
radar bunker, built in 1942
after a United States ship was
sunk by a German mine just
off the cape.
Take a self-guided tour or
one of the guided tours that
regularly depart from the
The Cape Otway Light-
station is open every day,
excluding Christmas, from
9am until 5pm and until 6pm
during summer and Easter
The Cape Otway lightstation.
The Great Ocean Road
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTSTATION
Heart of the Great Ocean Road Walk
Tour the impressive Telegraph Station (1859) and other
historic buildings. Stay in heritage Light Keepers
cottages. See koalas and kangaroos in the bush of
nearby Otway National Park.
Whale watching May to October.
Cafe ~ Tours ~ Accommodations ~ Functions ~ Schools
via Great Ocean Road, Cape Otway
Tel: (03) 5237 9240
Visit the top of mainland
Australia's oldest lighthouse
(1848) and experience the
heart-pounding thrill of
awesome views from the balcony, 80 metres
above the Southern Ocean.
highest and longest
Located off the Great Ocean Road, the
Otway Fly is a 600mt long, 25mt high
elevated tree top walk, ascending you
through a magnificent combination of wet
eucalypt and cool temperate rain forest.
Climb the spiral stairway which will take
you 47mt above ground level where you'll
emerge amongst the crowns of the giants
of the forest.
Roam amongst our Prehistoric Path where
there's a dinosaur around every corner.
Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m.
Please check our website for current
admission pricing, opening times and
activities at the Fly!
Disabled facilities and buggy service for
1800 300 477
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