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Great Ocean views at Cape Otway National Park

January 17th, 2010

For lighthouse admirers the Cape Otway National Park overlooking the amazing waters of the Southern Ocean is a great stopover on the Great Ocean Road. Ok the road isn't the best and the trip might not even be worth the lighthouse but once you're up there the views of the ocean and the national park are breath taking.

For us visiting Cape Otway was a stopover on our roadtrip on the Great Ocean Road and to be honest the detour was a bit longer than we expected so in the end we drove even more:) The area around Cape Otway is great for walking, mountain biking or just to drive through.

The Lighthouse at Cape OtwayThe Lighthouse at Cape Otway

The road is known for its many koalas sleeping in the trees and we were definitely among the numerous tourists parking their car alongside the road to spot these cute fury animals. We even were lucky enough to watch one of the koalas coming down from the trees! The koala just stared into the camera and seemd pretty ok with all the people starring at him.

The lighthouse of Cape Otway on the other hand wasn't as impressive and the guide didn't write anything about the 20 AUD entrance fee to see it! That's a lot of money for a lighthouse and to be honest the park built around it was pretty lame. No good walking signs, just an old telegraph station and major overprices souvenirs. In the end I was happy to cross the Cape Otway Lighthouse of my list and spotting the koalas so closeby was well worth the drive!

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Travel Tips for Cape Otway Australia:

Where to stay in Cape Otway: We drove to Apollo Bay and spend the night there

What to do in Cape Otway: Drive up to Cape Otway if you want to spot some koala's

Where to eat in Cape Otway: -

Travel Pictures of Cape Otway, Australia

  • The Lighthouse at Cape Otway The Lighthouse at Cape Otway
  • Souvenir shop Cape Otway Lighthouse Souvenir shop Cape Otway Lighthouse
  • The Lighthouse keepers house The Lighthouse keepers house
  • The Cape Otway Telegraph station The Cape Otway Telegraph station
  • The old telegraph at Cape Otway The old telegraph at Cape Otway
  • View over the Southern Ocean View over the Southern Ocean
  • Looking out of the Lighthouse Looking out of the Lighthouse
  • View from Cape Otway View from Cape Otway
  • The Lighthouse of Cape Otway The Lighthouse of Cape Otway
  • Pictures of Cape Otway Pictures of Cape Otway
  • Photos of the Lighthouse Photos of the Lighthouse
  • Bass Strait and Southern Ocean Bass Strait and Southern Ocean
  • Panorama from the top of the lighthouse Panorama from the top of the lighthouse
  • The light in the lighthouse The light in the lighthouse
  • Cape Otway National Park Cape Otway National Park
  • Koala sitting in the tree Koala sitting in the tree
  • Koala in the tree around Cape Otwat Koala in the tree around Cape Otwat
  • Koala pictures in Victoria Koala pictures in Victoria
  • Koala Drive on the way to Cape Otway Koala Drive on the way to Cape Otway

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Name: Katia
Age: 18-25
Travel type: Couples vacation

Travel Blog

Great Ocean views at Cape Otway National Park
Continent: Oceania
Country: Australia
City: Cape Otway
Period: Nov '09-Jan '10
Lenght of stay: 1 day
Views: 1225

Travel Review

Liked: O the koala was so great!
Disliked: The Cape Otway Lighthouse park
Trip Rating: Good

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