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Green Cape lookout

“We spent about half an hour just gazing out from here and were amazed. We saw seals, gannets, and even migrating whales.”

For one of the best whale watching spots along the NSW coast, you can’t go past Green Cape lookout. With vast ocean views from this rocky peninsula, it’s also a popular spot for birdwatching and wildlife-spotting - a perfect pit stop on a car tour of the wild and remote NSW Far South Coast.

Just a short, easy walk from the carpark, the imposing Green Cape Lightstation dominates the landscape. You can even take a tour or if you choose to extend your visit, Green Cape Lightstation Keeper's Cottage. Take in thefresh ocean breezes as you gaze up and down the coast, looking for whales and dolphins.
 
There’s plenty of other wildlife to look out for too, including a resident population of fur seals, dolphins, albatross, gannets and sea eagles. During October, hundreds of muttonbirds can frequently be seen during their annual migration.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Green Cape lookout 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 for 6km.
  • Turn right onto unsealed Green Cape Road and follow the road to the end.

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Green Cape lookout.

Important info

Facilities:

  • Carpark
  • Lookout
  • Picnic tables
  • Non-flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point

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
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
  • 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
  • Be aware of conditions when fishing off the rocks as dangerous surf and rogue waves can be hazardous
  • You can organise a tour of Green Cape Lightstation by contacting Auswide on (02) 6495 5500.

Wheelchair access:

Medium

  • Assistance may be required to access this area

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Green Cape lookout, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Spencer