Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Cape Otway
Lighthouses and lookout points in Cape Otway
Cape Otway is easy to pin on a map - look for the southernmost point of the Great Ocean Road and bingo, you've found it. This is where the famed stretch of winding road finally touches the blustering waves of Bass Strait.
The cape is almost exclusively bound on all sides by the Great Otway National Park, and as such Cape Otway is a quiet, secluded hamlet perfect for weekends or trips where the number one priority is privacy. Your choice of Cape Otway accommodation - tucked-away cottages, view-blessed houses and even eco lodges - will complement that feeling.
So what to do when you have nothing but time? The National Park covers a massive 103,000 hectares of coastline and hinterland, and is home to ancient plant life, thundering waterfalls and the awe-inspiring canopy of the rainforest. There are plenty of ways to explore The Otways, whether you choose to do it on two feet, two wheels or even on horseback. For a different perspective altogether, visit the popular tourist attraction Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Here, you can take a Treetop Walk along a 25 metre-high elevated walkway or zip through the trees on the exhilirating Zipline Tour.
Koalas are a big draw for visitors to Cape Otway and sightings of these sleepy marsupials hanging out in eucalyptus trees are a common occurrence. To get up close to other locals, head to Cape Otway Centre for Conservation to observe native wildlife and learn from the tour guides. On your travels, you're likely to tick off kangaroos, wallabies, parrots and kookaburras. The other feather in Cape Otway's cap is the Lightstation. Built in 1848, the Cape Otway Lightstation is the oldest surviving lighthouse in Australia and provides unbeatable views of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean from its observation deck. The Lightstation is open daily for visitors.
Those ready to hit the cape can explore our Cape Otway accommodation, or you can explore the accommodation options around Victoria.