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Green Cape lookout

Green Cape area in Ben Boyd National Park

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Overview

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

Type
Lookouts
Where
2086 Green Cape Lighthouse Road, Green Cape, NSW, 2551 - in Green Cape area in Ben Boyd National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note

Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching or whale watching

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. If you choose to extend your visit check out Green Cape Lightstation Keeper's Cottage. Take in the fresh 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 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.

Take a virtual tour of Green Cape Lighthouse captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Distant view of Green Cape Lighthouse and outbuildings set on rugged coastal terrain with rocky reefs. Photo: John Spencer © DPIE

    Green Cape Lighthouse

    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.

 

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 at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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