Cape Otway

This rugged headland offers unique views from its historic lighthouse and idyllic beaches. You might even see koalas in the wild.

The Cape Otway Lightstation marks the southern tip of Victoria's western coast. After seeing the lightkeepers' residences, telegraph station and radar bunker, climb the lighthouse to see the spot where the Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean collide. The surrounding Great Otway National Park has a rainforest with waterfalls and a eucalyptus forest where koalas hang out, while the cape itself is dotted with unspoilt beaches. Base yourself in Apollo Bay or Lavers Hill to come back a few times.