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Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape walking track

Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape walking track, is in the southern section of Ben Boyd National Park. The walk follows a route that has been travelled by lightkeepers over many years. Originally, supplies for the lighthouse were off-loaded at Bittangabee Bay. If you look closely, you’ll see remnants of the old horse-drawn tram track as you walk this moderate track.

Wander around the surrounds of Green Cape Lightstation, with informative signs detailing its operation. If you’re keen to discover more, guided tours and accommodation are available. The rocky cape is an ideal spot to look for seals, dolphins and migrating whales.

Tracing a path through bushland and remote beaches, you can stop for a spot of fishing along the way. Rare ground parrots and striated field wrens can also be seen from time to time around the forested areas. In spring, the area blooms with wildflowers. Green Cape is an ideal start or end point on the great Light to Light walk, which continues all the way north to Boyds Tower.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Bittangabee Bay is in the southern precinct of Ben Boyd National Park. To get there:

  • Travel south of Eden for 18km along Princes Highway
  • Turn left on Edrom Road and follow it for 6km
  • Turn right onto the unsealed Green Cape Road, and follow it for 15km until you reach Bittangabee Access Road.
  • Turn left and follow the road to the end (about 3km).

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Bittangabee Bay. Please note, there’s a fee to use this park and a valid sticker should be visible on any vehicle inside the park boundaries.

Important info

Distance:

7km (one-way)

Time suggested:

2.5 hours each way

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching or whale watching
  • Strong rips and currents may be present at beaches – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.
  • Firewood is not supplied
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters. Please note that netting and spear fishing are not permitted in the park, and you’re not allowed to collect crustaceans and marine animals from the rocks.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park
  • Guided tours of Green Cape Lightstation are available Thursday-Monday at 3pm. Bookings can be made by contacting Auswide on (02) 6495 5500.

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Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape walking track, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Spencer