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Green Cape historical lighthouse tour

Green Cape area in Ben Boyd National Park

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Uncover the history of Green Cape Lighthouse on this guided tour in Ben Boyd National Park, near Eden. Hear stories of disaster and survival and enjoy breathtaking views of the rugged coastline.

When

Thursday 22 September, 29 September and 6 October 2022, 10.30am to 12pm

Where
Green Cape Lighthouse, Green Cape area
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Easy. Suitable for adults and children 5 years and over. You'll need to climb 116 stairs to reach the top of the lighthouse. It’s a short easy walk to Green Cape lookout.
Price

Adult (16 years and over) $20 per person. Child (5 to 15 years) $16 per person. Family (2 adults and 2 children) $60.

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Meeting point
Green Cape Lightstation carpark.
Bookings
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
Availability
Shorter 30-min tour (lighthouse only) available on request, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 3pm. Adult $12 per person. Child $6 per person. Meet at the gate at the base of Green Cape Lighthouse. To book, email or phone 02 6495 5000.
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First lit in 1883, Green Cape Lighthouse is the southernmost and second tallest lighthouse in NSW. Led by an NPWS guide, you'll discover the unique architecture and fascinating history of the lighthouse. Uncover what life was like for lighthouse keepers living in this remote stretch of coast with their families.

We'll walk to the lookout where you can see the local resident seals at play, before we continue towards the ship wreck cemetery.

Hear amazing stories of disaster and survival, like that of the passenger ship Ly-ee-Moon, mysteriously wrecked below the lighthouse in 1886. Climb the stairs of the lighthouse for panoramic views over Disaster Bay.

Keep an eye out for the resident fur seals, as well as sea eagles, gannets, albatross, dolphins and whales (seasonal).

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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