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Telegraph Station bunkhouse

Ben Boyd National Park

Overview

Planning to hike the multi-day Light to Light walk? Make Telegraph Station bunkhouse your base for an overnight stay in the Green Cape area of Ben Boyd National Park.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Other Bunkhouse
Bedrooms 1
Maximum guests 4
Facilities Picnic tables, 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 frequently asked questions about staying in national parks.
  • Telegraph Station bunkhouse has been renovated specifically as short stay accommodation for walkers undertaking the 30km Light to Light walk
  • Transfers to the start of the walk near Boyds Tower are available (fees apply).
  • Check in 2pm, check out 10am. Fees may apply for late checkouts.
  • The bunkhouse is in a remote location so please arrive well-prepared
  • Supplies are available in Kiah or Eden, around 1 hour drive away.
Price $60 per person per night. Infants (0-4yrs) free. Maximum 2 night stay.
Entry fees

Park entry fees apply and are not included in your accommodation fees.

Bookings To book, call NPWS Merimbula Area Office on (02) 6495 5000. 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.

If you’re a hiker or backpacker exploring the southern reaches of Ben Boyd National Park, rest your head and enjoy a hot shower after tackling the iconic Light to Light walk. This simple bunkhouse offers no-frills, fully self-contained accommodation in a converted 19th century telegraph station—which was last used to send a telegram in 2007 for the 125th anniversary of Green Cape Lightstation.

It’s also an ideal place to stay for friends and families who want to experience the unique beauty and history of Green Cape on a budget. The bunkhouse overlooks the ocean and is a stone’s throw from Green Cape Lightstation cottages and Green Cape Lighthouse. For a hassle-free walking adventure, you can book a 45 minute transfer to Boyds Tower and follow the coastline all the way back to the bunkhouse.

Wake up to a spectacular sunrise over the Tasman Sea and Disaster Bay before strapping on your boots and kicking on along the coast the next day.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Things to do:

Light to Light walk

Begin this multi-day walk at Boyds Tower down the far south coast, and end at Green Cape Lighthouse. Stop for a swim and the opportunity to spot seals, seabirds and whales.

Light to Light walk, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk

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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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Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Spencer