Located on an 1848 historical site, just off the Great Ocean Road and 38 minutes' drive from Apollo Bay, Cape Otway Lightstation boasts stunning views of the Southern Ocean.

Cape Otway Lightstation offers a variety of accommodation options, including the Lightkeepter's B&B suites or the fully self-contained Lighthouse Lodge. The Lightstation Studio has stunning views of the light station from your room.

The houses have have fully equipped kitchens and wood fireplaces, while the B&B suites and the studio each have a bar fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Cape Otway Lightstation has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 23 May 2013.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available on-site


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  • The staff speak English
Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hi, do you provide breakfast? If so, any gluten free options?
    Hi, yes we can provide gluten free options if notified directly - in advance of arrival
    Answered on 23 April 2022
  • Hi, just want to know that due to covid restrictions if circumstance change are we able to receive a refund.
    We offer full refunds if guests are unable to travel due to new restrictions (not in place at the time of booking) provided we are notified in writing...
    Answered on 9 September 2021
  • Is firewood provided?
    Yes we provide firewood and kindling for your stay. There are also 2x portable heaters for the bedrooms. Hope this info helps. thanks, Jo
    Answered on 31 August 2022
  • Hello, is it a dirt road access to the property ? We are travelling the great ocean road on motorbikes. Thank you. Claire
    Hi Claire, The road is asphalt. Warm regards, Cape Otway Lightstation Team
    Answered on 29 November 2019
  • Is there air conditioning in the accommodation? We are planning a trip in February.
    There is no airconditioning in the accommodation, however, the buildings are stone with very thick walls so stay quite cool.
    Answered on 31 December 2019
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Cape Otway Lightstation
Escape to Cape Otway Lightstation and enjoy the slow paced life experiencing the tranquillity of a world-class destination, with stunning views of the Southern Ocean and Australia’s most important lighthouse. We offer a variety of accommodation including the Lightkeeper’s B&B (great for a short getaway) or our fully self contained Lighthouse Lodge (excellent for larger groups). Our Lightstation Studio is great for a romantic weekend away with stunning views of the Lightstation from you room. Property features include full kitchens and wood fires in the houses and our B&B suites and the Studio have a bar fridge, microwave, kettle & toaster, crockery & cutlery. Please visit our website for important information on the operating hours of the Lightstation Heritage Precinct and cafe. On days the precinct is closed, a morning Lighthouse Climb is provided for our accommodation guests. Please read your confirmation and pre-arrival email carefully for information on how to check in and to help plan your trip. Stay for a day or for a week to experience the highlights of Cape Otway, the Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles and the iconic Great Ocean Walk,
Be a part of real living history, step back in time to experience life in the 1800's at the Lightstation. Explore the iconic Great Ocean Walk, directly on our doorstep.
Once the sun begins to go down you truely see the real Cape Otway. Wallbies, Koalas & Kangaroo's can be often seen roaming the site so keep and eye out for these wild animals in there native habitat.
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
Facilities of Cape Otway Lightstation
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Toaster
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hiking Off-site
Media & Technology
  • DVD player
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
No internet access available.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Cape Otway Lightstation takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00 - 22:00


05:00 - 10:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 17 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Cape Otway Lightstation accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 21:00 and 07:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

WiFi is available during the day at the Cafe from 10:00 to 16:00. Telstra only mobile reception is available at various points around the site.

There is no TV reception or WiFi in the rooms, but a limited selection of DVDs, jigsaw puzzles, games and books are available.

Please note that Cape Otway Lightstation does not accept payments with American Express credit cards.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travellers, during dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be cancelled on arrival.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform Cape Otway Lightstation in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Cape Otway Lightstation

  • Cape Otway Lightstation is 250 yards from the centre of Cape Otway.

  • Cape Otway Lightstation offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking

  • Room options at Cape Otway Lightstation include:

    • Suite
    • Holiday Home
    • Studio

  • The prices at Cape Otway Lightstation may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Cape Otway Lightstation is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.