We drove the 12 Km off the Ocean Road to get to Otway Lighthouse, the first light house constructed in Australia. This section of the Ocean Road veers away from the shore and heads inland, but this road led us back down to the coast where the lighthouse still stands. As with most light houses, it has become obsolete from modern navigation, and automation, but it still stands on a shore that was littered with shipwrecks.
Not only was this station established to keep the ships off the rocks, it also served as telegraph station linking Tasmania with the rest of the world. The cable that was laid across the Tasmania Sea left from this point.
The coast from this point is lined with cliffs, and offered spectacular wind blown views to the South.
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