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Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape walking track

Ben Boyd National Park


Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape walking track, in Ben Boyd National Park, links a pristine rocky beach with a historic lightstation, open to guided tours. You can take a virtual tour of Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape, captured with a Google Street View Trekker.

Ben Boyd National Park
7km one-way
Time suggested
2hrs 30min
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
  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching or whale watching
  • Strong rips and currents may be present at beaches – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.
  • Firewood is not supplied
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters. Please note that netting and spear fishing are not permitted in the park, and you’re not allowed to collect crustaceans and marine animals from the rocks.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park
  • Guided tours of Green Cape Lightstation are available Thursday-Monday at 3pm. Bookings can be made by contacting Auswide on (02) 6495 5500.

Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape walking track, is in the southern section of Ben Boyd National Park. The walk follows a route that has been travelled by lightkeepers over many years. Originally, supplies for the lighthouse were off-loaded at Bittangabee Bay. If you look closely, you’ll see remnants of the old horse-drawn tram track as you walk this moderate track.

Wander around the surrounds of Green Cape Lightstation, with informative signs detailing its operation. If you’re keen to discover more, guided tours and accommodation are available. The rocky cape is an ideal spot to look for seals, dolphins and migrating whales.

Tracing a path through bushland and remote beaches, you can stop for a spot of fishing along the way. Rare ground parrots and striated field wrens can also be seen from time to time around the forested areas. In spring, the area blooms with wildflowers. Green Cape is an ideal start or end point on the great Light to Light walk, which continues all the way north to Boyds Tower.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

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

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. 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:
      Fax: (02) 6495 5055
See more visitor info
Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape walking track, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Spencer