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Green Cape Lighthouse

Green Cape area in Ben Boyd National Park

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Overview

Green Cape Lighthouse, around 45min south of Eden, is the southernmost lighthouse in NSW. Towering above Green Cape Lightstation Keepers’ Cottages, soak up the maritime heritage and spot migrating whales.

Green Cape Lighthouse is steeped in seafaring history. Discover heritage architecture and take in spectacular ocean views on wild and windy Green Cape. The spectacular and rugged coastline is a fantastic whale watching spot in spring.

Learn about disasters and survival, like the passenger ship Ly-ee-Moon, mysteriously wrecked below the lighthouse in 1886. Tombstones of those shipwrecked lie among the rolling green hills at the foot of the lighthouse.

You may need an all-wheel drive vehicle to travel the unsealed road to the lightstation in wet weather. 

To enter the lighthouse, join a tour and climb its stairs for panoramic views of Disaster Bay.

Guided Lighthouse Heritage Tours are available on request. Fees apply and bookings are required. To book email NPWS Merimbula or call 02 6495 5000.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.

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