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Disaster Bay lookout

“From this lookout, you get the most gob-smacking view across Disaster Bay all the way to Nadgee-Howe Wilderness Area.”

Disaster Bay lookout is the perfect spot to enjoy birdwatching and nature photography while taking in the unspoilt coastline of the NSW Far South Coast region. It’s a perfect stop on a driving tour, taking in the coastal delights of Ben Boyd National Park.

Looking out to sea, soak in the amazing views and natural beauty of Disaster Bay and Pacific Ocean. Behind you, the magnificent Nadgee-Howe Wilderness Area runs all the way to the Victorian border.

From here, you might see migrating whales from late May to early December, with the best sightings around September through November. Bring your binoculars and keep your eyes peeled for local seabirds such as the Australasian gannet, oystercatchers and the white-bellied sea eagle.


Getting there

Getting there:

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

  • Travel 18km south of Eden along Princes Highway, then turn left on Edrom Road and follow for 6km.
  • Turn right onto unsealed Green Cape Road.  After 15km, look for the lookout on the right-hand side.

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at Disaster Bay lookout.

Important info


  • Carpark
  • Lookout

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching or whale watching
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park

Wheelchair access:


  • Assistance may be required to access this area

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Disaster Bay lookout, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Spencer