The Cape Otway Lightstation is just under an hour away. You could be forgiven for thinking the Great Ocean Road is only a coastal journey, but with views of rolling green hills, it feels like we are a long way from the sea.
The oldest surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia, Cape Otway was established in 1848 and is perched on top of towering cliffs 90 metres above where Bass Straight and the Southern Ocean collide. Looking out over the treacherous coast, it’s not hard to imagine why this stretch of water is the gravesite for hundreds of lives lost in shipwrecks.
The kids are a little young to appreciate the history, but they enjoy wandering through the