Green Cape Lighthouse
Green Cape area in Ben Boyd National Park
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.
Tours and events at this location
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.
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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Merimbula office
- Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods, 10am to 3pm.
- 02 6495 5000
- 47 Merimbula Drive, cnr Sapphire Coast Drive, Merimbula NSW 2548