The 30-minute drive from Apollo Bay to Cape Otway takes you through the magnificent Great Otway National Park. The park features tall forests, ferny gullies, magnificent waterfalls and ancient rain forests. At the southern end the rainforest gives way to the ocean in dramatic fashion.
Australian Wildlife is in abundance throughout the areas, especially koalas, birds and wallabies which are a popular attraction for visitors to the region.
Apollo Bay to the Cape Otway Lighthouse takes just a few minutes more, directly to the meeting of the South Ocean and Bass straight at Cape Otway Lightstation. The Lightstation is Australia’s most important lighthouse. It was established in 1848 and offers historical tours (plus includes a kitchen/cafe). You can also explore the Shipwreck Coast from the Lightstation.
Cape Otway was originally inhabited by the Gadubanud people with evidence of their campsites contained in the middens throughout the region. Apollo Bay to the Cape Otway Lighthouse is a short and spectacular drive, enabling you to see the beauty and important history of the region.
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