out & about


Cape Otway Lightstation

This iconic Cape Otway lighthouse stands 90 meters tall and has been the Beacon of Hope for ships since 1848. Hundreds of lives were lost in shipwrecks off Cape Otway, a sad but fascinating history which led to the building of the Lightstation in the foothills of the impenetrable forests of the Otways. Cape Otway Lighthouse is the highlight of the Great Ocean Road where with a short detour through magnificent forests, much koala life can be seen. The “Kidzone” activity program is fun and exciting for all primary school aged children. The gourmet café features an historic photo gallery and video room. Australia’s first submarine cable link was laid between Cape Otway and Launceston in 1859. The Telegraph Station has been meticulously restored and a radar bunker, built in 1942 after a United States ship was sunk by a German mine off Cape Otway, has been newly renovated. The Lightstation precinct is the traditional home of the Gadabanud people. Discover more about this isolated, but resourceful Aboriginal clan. 

The Ships That Shaped Australia exhibition
Don’t miss this exhibition of 27 paintings of vessels that sailed into our history books. Each of the large scale works were painted by the late Jack L Koskie and capture the high drama of early shipping in Australia including the Loch Ard which was wrecked in 1878 trying to sight the Cape Otway light, the HMS Investigator which surveyed Australian waters under the command of Matthew Flinders, SS Casino which was wrecked at Apollo Bay in 1932, and HMAS Sydney, famous for her battle with the German vessel Emden in 1914, just to name a few.

Lightstation manager Trish Goodlet said “Cape Otway had real links with some of the vessels portrayed and this exhibition which gives locals and tourists further insight into our amazing maritime history, which the Lightstation is very keen to promote and preserve”. Lighthouse tours are held daily from 9am - 5pm and entry to the exhibition is free with Lighthouse entry. 

cape otway lightstation may16

Cape Otway Lightstation
Phone:
5237 9240
Website: 
www.lightstation.com

Hours: Open seven days from 9am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm).

AngleseaGolf

Anglesea Golf Club

Anglesea Golf Club is not just for golf, come down and discover all they have to offer.…
australian surfing museum apr16

Australian National Surfing Museum

Australian National Surfing Museum Come and discover the many attractions of the…
BellarineReiki

Bellarine Reiki

Are you feeling ill at ease, anxious or sense nervous tension pulsating through your…
cape otway lightstation may16

Cape Otway Lightstation

Cape Otway Lightstation This iconic Cape Otway lighthouse stands 90 meters tall and has…
Epworth

Epworth Hospital Geelong

Epworth Geelong - An excellent choice in healthcare Epworth Geelong is a not-for-profit,…
fort-queenscliff

Fort Queenscliff Museum - Specialised Curator Tours

Specialised Curator Tours Take the opportunity to view never before seen exhibits. Tours…
FriendsBotanicGardens17

Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens Plant Sale

Weekend Plant Sale @ GBG Enjoy a stroll through the Gardens and visit the Friends’…
GeeSurfcoastLimos

Geelong & Surf Coast Limousines

Arrive in Style… Geelong and Surf Coast Limousines offer luxury service at affordable…
GeelongwaterfrontWEBOct16

Geelong Waterfront

If you’re visiting Geelong here is a list of must-dos in our city. The Baywalk Bollards.…
hygea counselling sep15

Hygea Counselling Services

Clinical HypnotherapyImagine receiving the assistance to be able to reclaim your life by…
pamallen feb15

Indian Head Massage Workshops

Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 July Indian Head Massage Workshop Would you like to give a…
KaringalEasternHub

Karingal Eastern Hub and Seasons Cafe

Eastern Hub Geelong is a fully accessible and inclusive community centre located in East…
NaranaCreationsCentre717

Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Narana: Geelong’s Award Winning Aboriginal Cultural Centre Narana is an Aboriginal…
Otway717

Otway Fly Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland at The Otway Fly The winds are changing and the cooler temperatures are…
PoetPhillipFerries

Port Phillip Ferries - Family Fun!

Port Phillip Ferries have two exciting offers for families and seniors These school…
queenscliff marit sept16

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Discover the fascinating maritime history of Queenscliffe and Southern Port Phillip: its…
RaidersBingoJune17

Raiders Bingo

Raiders Bingo Come along to the enjoyable, friendly and entertaining atmosphere of…
RoraimaJune17

Roraima Nursery

This beautiful, unique and exciting nursery is situated in Lara on the outskirts of…
SearoadFerriesJune17

Searoad Ferries Holiday Fun

School Holiday Ferry Fun Sail to Skating @ Sorrento Skating At Sorrento is a pop-up Ice…
summersensations ept16

Summer Sensations & Windmill Mini Golf

Summer Sensations Café and Windmill Mini Golf Located just thirty minutes from Geelong in…
TwistedHistoryGaol

Twisted History - Geelong Gaol

Nestled in the heart of Geelong is Victoria's most intact 19th century gaol. Once home to…
WaxandBronze

Waxxx & Bronze

With its central location, Waxxx & Bronze is the perfect place to go after work or…