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  • Length: 27km

  • Duration: 8hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Cape Otway Lightstation

  • End: Cape Otway Lightstation

  • Closest Town: Hordern Vale

  • Location: Great Otway National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 229km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -38.8164206668

  • Longitude: 143.5532851885

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Cape Otway Blanket Bay is a 27km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Great Otway National Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 8hrs to complete.

Summary

Venture through the Great Otway National Park to Cape Otway, the southernmost point of the Great Ocean Road region. Witness some of Victoria’s most remote and beautiful rainforest, coastal scenery and mainland Australia’s oldest lighthouse. The Cape Otway Blanket Bay hike commences at the Cape Otway Lightstation where towering cliffs frame pristine sandy beachs and visits the isolated and incredibly beautiful Blanket Bay.

Getting there

Cape Otway is just over 200 km from Melbourne. From Melbourne take the Princes Highway to Geelong, then the Great Ocean Road through Lorne and Apollo Bay. 16 km west of Apollo Bay turn left onto Lighthouse Road. The Lightstation is 13 km from the Great Ocean Road turnoff.

Tips

The facilities and attractions in the Cape Otway Lighthouse precinct include the historic lighthouse and beacon, Telegraph Station, the Head Lighthouse Keeper’s House, a whale interpretive area, an Indigenous cultural display, café and public toilets.

 

Total distance: 27270 m
Max elevation: 217 m
Min elevation: 4 m
Total climbing: 929 m
Total descent: -923 m
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51 thoughts on “Cape Otway Blanket Bay (27km)

    1. There are a lot of tracks interacting on this loop, they are well marked but you need to know which ones you should follow. If you print a map of the route or download the GPX file for your GPS this will really help.