Green Cape Lighthouse

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

The lightstation is situated on a point of land projecting from Ben Boyd National Park, 22 kilometres south of Two Fold Bay, Eden. It is the southernmost lighthouse in New South Wales.

Problems occurred during construction when a 6 metre white clay belt was discovered forcing the foundation to be dug to 9 metres altogether.

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

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The tower has since been replaced by the latest automated steel lattice skeleton tower with a solar powered light.

Nearby events

  1. Through the Garden of Eden

    Saturday 29 December 2018 to Wednesday 06 February 2019 , Eden

    Let them guide you on a unique underwater journey through Twofold Bay, using boats and underwater drones or remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Undersea ROV has been exploring and filming throughout the bay, unlocking underwater secrets…

    29 Dec - 06 Feb
  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