Green Cape Lighthouse

The Green Cape Light Station is situated on a point of land projecting from Ben Boyd National Park, 22 kilometres south of Twofold Bay, Eden. It is the southernmost lighthouse in New South Wales. The light house and surrounding land sits on spectacular rugged coastline and is a fantastic whale-watching spot in spring, and popular for rock fishing and spear fishing all-year round (always check conditions before you go).

The Lighthouse was the first cast concrete lighthouse tower in Australia and at 29 metres it is the state's second tallest light.

Problems occurred during construction when a six metre white clay belt was discovered forcing the foundation to be dug to nine metres altogether.

The original Chance Brothers revolving lantern was fuelled by kerosene and mantle, and produced 100,000 candelas for a radius of 34 kilometres.

The light was electrified in 1962 and upgraded to 1,000,000 candelas in 1967.

The tower has since been replaced by the latest automated steel lattice skeleton tower with a solar powered light and is still lit on special anniversaries.

Please note access is via unsealed road and a four wheel drive may be required in wet weather.

Nearby events

  1. Eden Caravan Muster

    Saturday 14 September 2019 to Sunday 22 September 2019 , Eden

    Eden Caravan Muster is a week long event providing eight days of food, entertainment and adventure in Eden and the Sapphire Coast. A Caravan, Camping, Fishing and Boating expo will start the week long event, followed up by organised…

    14 Sep - 22 Sep
  2. Eden Whale Festival

    Friday 01 November 2019 to Sunday 03 November 2019 , Eden

    The Eden Whale Festival is an annual event, highlighting the southern migration of the humpback and other whales. If you want to get up close and personal with these magnificent animals, there is no better place to be in Australia than…

    01 Nov - 03 Nov
  3. Eden Amateur Fishing Club Competition

    Saturday 07 March 2020 to Saturday 14 March 2020 , Eden

    This annual week long event sponsored by the Eden Amateur Fishing Club Competition is on again in March 2020. Commencement date is March 7, with the event finishing on March 14. Available prizes total over AUD50,000. The major prize is a…

    07 Mar - 14 Mar