Add this to your school holiday must visits.....

Add this to your school holiday must visits.....

Written on Tuesday, July 9 2019


Escape to the wild southern coastline where a unique heritage
experience awaits you. Cape Otway Lighthouse is the oldest surviving
lighthouse on mainland Australia and considered the most significant.
This leading attraction on the Great Ocean Road is a must for all visitors.
Built in 1848, the lighthouse known as the ‘Beacon of Hope,’ sits 90 metres
above the pristine ocean of Bass Strait, offering awesome views.
Hundreds of lives were lost along this shipwreck coast, a sad but
fascinating history which led to the building of the Lightstation on the
cliffs edge. For many thousands of 19th century migrants, who spent
months travelling to Australia by ship, Cape Otway was their first sight of
land after leaving Europe, Asia and North America.
Today Cape Otway Lighthouse is the highlight of the Great Ocean Road
where with a short detour through the Otway National Park will lead you
to the expansive heritage precinct situated on 200 acres of beautiful
coastline and bushland.
The experience is like stepping back in time with an array of heritage
buildings including the Original Lightkeepers Quarters and Workshop
built in 1848, Telegraph Station 1859 and WW2 Radar Bunker. Other
features on offer when you visit include the Lightkeepers Café and
Souvenir Shop and accommodation is also available where you can
stay in the unique Lightkeepers Cottages, all self-contained and catering
for couples, families and groups.
As you roam the grounds knowledgeable guides are happy to share the
Cape’s stories. History talks and bush tucker talks at the Aboriginal Talking
Hut are offered daily. The Lightstation precinct is centrally situated in
Gadabanud country and the guides provide an understanding of a rich
ancient and continuing culture.
Open seven days a week
with lighthouse tours held daily from
9am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
P 5237 9240 • www.lightstation.com