Green Cape Lighthouse
Travel Update Summer 2020: Most destinations, sites and parks reopened with limitations. Check the official websites and read our crucial ‘BEST TIME TO GO' and ‘AVOIDING THE CROWDS’ tips:
Currently, a guided tour was offered each day at 3 p.m. Ask at the information center in Eden for the opening hours first.
The Sapphire Coast has an oceanic climate. Winters are mild, windy and drier with an average day temperature of 7°C. Usually, it's quite hot during summer with a day temperature up to 30°C. Most precipitation between spring and summer. The water temperature is refreshing with more than 20°C from summer until autumn (Dec-April). Autumn still is still pleasant.
Whales migrate along the coast in late winter and spring between May/June until November. It's an excellent spot to spot migrating whales.
Ben Boyd National Park was established in 1971. Named after the well-known entrepreneur Benjamin Boyd. The lighthouse was built in 1883 and is 29 meters tall. It's Australia's first lighthouse built in concrete. It looks across Disaster Bay where many shipwrecks lay. It's a 20 km long drive on a gravel road with potholes to the Green Cape Lighthouse. It's utterly remote located.
The popular 30 km long multi-day Light to Light walk starts at Boyds Tower and ends at Green Cape Lighthouse. There are two campgrounds along the track; Saltwater Creek and Bittangabee Bay. These campgrounds are also accessible by car. Bookings are required during summer and Easter school holidays.