Cape Otway is a cape and a bounded locality of the Colac Otway Shire in southern Victoria, Australia on the Great Ocean Road.
The Gadubanud people were the first known inhabitants of the area that is now known as Cape Otway. There is evidence of their campsites contained in the middens that are located throughout the region. Cape Otway was given its name in December 1800 by Lieutenant James Grant, who named it after his friend Captain William Albany Otway of the Royal Navy.
Koalas, birds, and wallabies are some of the most popular animals for tourists to see when they come to this part of Australia because they can be found in such large numbers throughout the area.
Whether they are looking for a quick stroll or a daylong trek, visitors to Cape Otway will find that they have arrived at the perfect location to finish a portion of the famous Great Ocean Walk.
The Cape Otway Lighthouse is a must-see because it is Australia’s longest-serving lighthouse. It was built in 1846 after a string of eight ships sank in the area, resulting in the loss of hundreds of lives, which prompted the construction of the lighthouse. After being deactivated in 1994, the Lightstation was eventually replaced with a low-powered solar light that is positioned in front of the original tower. This light emits three white flashes once every 18 seconds.