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Green Cape lookout

Ben Boyd National Park


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

2086 Green Cape Lighthouse Road, Green Cape, NSW, 2551 - in Ben Boyd National Park
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note

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


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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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 (south of Eden). There is no park entry fee for the northern section of the park (north of Eden). The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring correct change.

    Buy annual pass
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Green Cape lookout, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Spencer