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Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape walking track

Green Cape area in Ben Boyd National Park

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Overview

Fire affected area

Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.

Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape walking track, in Ben Boyd National Park, links a pristine rocky beach with a historic lightstation, open to guided tours.

Where
Green Cape area in Ben Boyd National Park
Distance
7km one-way
Time suggested
2 - 3hrs
Grade
Grade 4
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Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, topographic map, compass, gps
Bookings
Guided tours of Green Cape Lightstation are available Thursday-Monday at 3pm. Bookings can be made by contacting Auswide on 02 6495 5500.
Please note
  • Strong rips and currents may be present at beaches – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching or whale watching

Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape walking track, is in the southern section of Ben Boyd National Park. The walk follows a route that has been travelled by lightkeepers over many years. Originally, supplies for the lighthouse were off-loaded at Bittangabee Bay. If you look closely, you’ll see remnants of the old horse-drawn tram track as you walk this moderate track.

Wander around the surrounds of Green Cape Lightstation, with informative signs detailing its operation. If you’re keen to discover more, guided tours and accommodation are available. The rocky cape is an ideal spot to look for seals, dolphins and migrating whales.

Tracing a path through bushland and remote beaches, you can stop for a spot of fishing along the way. Rare ground parrots and striated field wrens can also be seen from time to time around the forested areas. In spring, the area blooms with wildflowers. Green Cape is an ideal start or end point on the great Light to Light walk, which continues all the way north to Boyds Tower.

Take a virtual tour of Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape walking track 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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