Green Cape Light Station & Peninsula
Lighthouse | Tours | Wildlife | Maritime history | Drive and walk
Green Cape promontory is Australia’s second most eastern point, which means the whales come very close to shore. You can also see migrating Shearwaters which pass in their thousands. Tours of the historic lighthouse are held by appointment for most of the year, with daily tours at 3pm in December (To avoid disappointment, call Merimbula’s National Parks office during business hours on 02 6405 5000). Upon arrival at the car park, take a short walk along the boardwalk to the point. Other beautiful sites are nearby, look for the signage to the Disaster Bay Lookout, Bitangabee Bay (once a small port for the light house construction) and the Green Cape Cemetery.
From Eden: Travel 18km south of Eden along Princes Highway, then turn left on Edrom Road for 6km. Turn right onto unsealed Green Cape Road and follow it for about 18 km until you reach the car park.
Check road conditions at Eden Visitor Information Centre on 02 6496 1953.
What to take
Camera, binoculars, smartphone to log sightings,
Weatherproof clothing and walking shoes.