Cape Otway

Travel Guide
Great Ocean Road which includes a lighthouse, heritage elements and general coastal views
Search for koalas, walk among giant tree ferns, see triplet waterfalls or climb a historic lighthouse at this coastal headland along the Great Ocean Road.

Cape Otway is located along the iconic Great Ocean Road, a scenic coastal highway in the southwest of Victoria. Home to a lush national park, Cape Otway is an attractive wilderness of rainforests, waterfalls, heathlands, rocky coastlines and sandy beaches.

Drive to the Great Otway National Park and follow one of the marked trails, where kangaroos hop among the foliage. Look up often to spot well-camouflaged koalas in the treetops. These cute-looking marsupials are commonly hiding in the forks of the tree branches to sleep, but can sometimes be seen climbing a tree or chomping on eucalyptus leaves. This special diet takes a lot of time to digest, so the docile creatures doze up to 20 hours a day.

Delve deeper into the national park to see its picturesque waterfalls. The three separate flows of the Triplet Falls are set among a rainforest of mountain ash, myrtle beech trees and tall tree ferns in mossy glades.

Drive down the bumpy road to the remote Cape Otway Lightstation. The oldest of the Great Ocean Road lighthouses, this Bass Strait beacon was built in the 1840s on its rocky point. An entry fee permits access to the lighthouse and its more recent, but still historical, telegraph station and radar room. Climb to the top for splendid views of the Southern Ocean. Time your visit to catch the informative Koori tour to learn about the long and complex relationship between the Gadubanud people and Cape Otway. The on-site café serves tea with scones, among other treats.

Spend some more time in the park to really appreciate all it has to offer. The 8-day Great Ocean Walk will really immerse you into the wonders of nature as it follows the rocky coastline of Cape Otway. Go for just a few days or take the supported tour option if you have less time or are feeling less adventurous.

Camping in Great Otway National Park is another great option, along with stays in one of the old keepers’ cottages at the Cape Otway Lightstation. Head to charming little Apollo Bay to find more varied accommodation and dining options, still with easy access to Cape Otway.

Whatever you choose to do, you can’t help but admire the variety and beauty of Cape Otway against the backdrop of the Bass Strait.

Bimbi Park - Camping Under Koala
Bimbi Park - Camping Under Koala
2 out of 5
90 Manna Gum Drive, Cape Otway, VIC, 3233
The price is ₹3,966 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
₹3,966
per night
5 Dec - 6 Dec
Stay at this campsite in Cape Otway. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an area shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (120 reviews)
"Surrounded by Gods beautiful nature"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2022

Bimbi Park - Camping Under Koala
Cape Otway Lightstation
Cape Otway Lightstation
3.5 out of 5
Otway Lighthouse Road, Cape Otway, VIC, 3233
The price is ₹10,973 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
₹10,973
per night
5 Dec - 6 Dec
Stay at this 3.5-star guesthouse in Cape Otway. Enjoy free parking, a terrace and a garden. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (106 reviews)
"Superb location. Very historic. Amazingly friendly and knowlegable staff"

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2022

Cape Otway Lightstation
Comfort Inn The International
Comfort Inn The International
4 out of 5
37 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
The price is ₹7,429 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec
₹7,429
per night
11 Dec - 12 Dec
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Apollo Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (204 reviews)
"Great motel . Spotless . Great bedding and great welcome"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2022

Comfort Inn The International
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Bimbi Park - Camping Under Koala
Bimbi Park - Camping Under Koala
2 out of 5
90 Manna Gum Drive, Cape Otway, VIC, 3233
Stay at this campsite in Cape Otway. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an area shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (120 reviews)
"Surrounded by Gods beautiful nature"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2022

Bimbi Park - Camping Under Koala
Seafarers Getaway
Seafarers Getaway
4 out of 5
6080 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
Stay at this 4-star beach apartment in Apollo Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Popular attractions Old Cable Station Museum and Wild Dog ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (701 reviews)
"Very nice set up with amazing views."

Reviewed on 8 Nov 2022

Seafarers Getaway
The Dolphin Apartments
The Dolphin Apartments
4.5 out of 5
2 Thomson Street, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury apartment in Apollo Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private hot tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (567 reviews)
"Mick was very welcoming and knowledgeable about surrounding areas and great suggestions were made to maximise our time. Apartment was lovely, very comfortable, lovely shower and spa. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!!"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

The Dolphin Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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