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Green Cape Lightstation Keepers' Cottages

Ben Boyd National Park

Overview

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Enjoy a weekend at the heritage Green Cape Lightstation Keepers' Cottages in an area that's home to countless shipwrecks. Enjoy whale watching, walks and amazing views.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cottage
Facilities Barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets
Please note
  • Reservations can be made for any arrival within the next 12 months. Find out more about our terms and conditions, and see frequently asked questions about staying in national parks.
  • Check in 2pm. Check out 10am. Fees may apply for late checkouts.
  • Guests receive a free tour of the lightstation
  • The cottages are in a remote location, so it’s a good idea to arrive well prepared. Supplies are available in Kiah or Eden, about 1 hour drive away.
  • There are nearby unpatrolled beaches at Bittangabee Bay (8km away)  and Saltwater Creek (16km away)
Price
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking
  • Peak Season: 1 September to 30 April 
  • Off-peak Season: 1 May to 31 August
  • Special: Book for 6 nights and get the 7th night free. To receive this special offer, simply book 6 consecutive nights of more and the discount rate will be automatically calculated. Available all year, except when other offers apply. Normal cancellation policies apply.
Entry fees

Park entry fees are not included in your accommodation fees.

Bookings Use a secure payment gateway to book online. Alternatively, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757) to make a booking. All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable. The property can only be occupied by the number of people specified in the reservation.
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Perched on the edge of a peninsula, these 3 beautifully-restored cottages offer quality heritage accommodation with charming nautical decor.

Along with a fully-equipped kitchen and dining and lounge rooms, each cottage offers a comfortable verandah, ideal for enjoying the sea air and whale watching. You can take a guided tour of the lightstation and walk part of the Light to Light walk.

You’ll find a paved path to the lookout at the tip of Green Cape. Stop to look for whales during season and for breathtaking views across Disaster Bay, the site of many shipwrecks. And keep an eye out for bandicoots, they’re often seen nearby.

Experience the peaceful, misty mornings and relentless pounding seas from the comfortable isolation of the lightstation. Use it as a base to enjoy and explore the area in and around Ben Boyd National Park, returning to the cosy cottages and a warm fire during the winter months. The coastal walking track is nearby, along with beaches and great spots to fish. Whales can be seen on their migratory route between late May and December, along with seals and a number of seabirds. A free tour of the lighthouse is also available to guests.

You can take a virtual tour of the cottages, captured with a Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken
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Park info

  • in Ben Boyd National Park in the South Coast region
  • Ben Boyd National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies in the southern section of the park (south of Eden). There is no park entry fee for the northern section of the park (north of Eden). The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring correct change.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Merimbula
      (02) 6495 5000
      Contact hours: 10am-3pm Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods.
    • Corner Sapphire Coast and Merimbula Drives, Merimbula NSW
    • Email: FSCR@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6495 5055
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Seals playing in the waves. Photo: Micheal Van Ewijk