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Green Cape area

Ben Boyd National Park

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Green Cape area is the southern section of Ben Boyd National Park, located south of Eden. It’s your gateway to the Light to Light walk, camping, lighthouse accommodation and superb whale watching.

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The Green Cape area stretches from Boyds Tower, at the southern headland of Twofold Bay, to Disaster Bay at the southernmost tip of the park. And so does the 32km Light to Light walk which traces the park’s spectacular rocky coastline. It’s one of the best coastal walks in NSW.

Camp close to secluded beaches and bays at Saltwater Creek and Bittangabee campgrounds. You won’t be camping alone—the bush is alive with wildlife so you might be sharing with wombats, kangaroos, wallabies and superb lyrebirds. If you’re after a little bit of luxury, stay in a heritage lighthouse cottage at Green Cape and wake up to the waves.

The coast around Eden is one of Australia’s best whale watching destinations. To watch the action from land, you’ll get a good view from Boyds Lookout and Disaster Bay lookout. Drop in to Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site if you’re interested in the area's shore-based whaling history.

If you’re short on time, day trippers can still find plenty to do. Walk a small section of the Light to Light walk or stop at Boyds Tower for views of the ocean and the heavily folded red rock beds at Red Point.


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Hand holding a phone with NSW National Parks app on screen. Photo: Branden Bodman/DPIE


7 awe-inspiring lighthouses

While most lighthouses are automatic these days, they're still spectacular markers of historic times. To help you get your lighthouse fix, we’ve done the hard work and picked a few (well, 7 to be exact) of the best lighthouses in NSW.

Aerial view of Smoky Cape lighthouse, Hat Head National Park. Photo: Jessica Robertson/OEH.

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