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Green Cape lookout

Ben Boyd National Park

Overview

Green Cape lookout in Ben Boyd National Park is one of the best places to enjoy whale watching in NSW.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Ben Boyd National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • 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.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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:

    $7 per vehicle per day applies in the southern section of the park. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring correct change.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Merimbula
      (02) 6495 5000
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm 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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Green Cape lookout, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Spencer