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“What a location !”

Green Cape Lighthouse
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US$2,012.10*
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Multi-Day Snowy Mountains and Sapphire Coast from Canberra
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Eden
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 16 November 2013

The lighthouse is a fully functional but decommissioned lighthouse at the end of a 20km drive over dirt roads. For a small fee there are regular tours at 3pm on Mon-Thurs. The tours start at the bottom of the tower than make their way up to the top, with stops at each floor within the tower, to learn more about how old lighthouses were operated by the lighthouse keepers. At the top you get a chance to step out and walk around the tower. The views are spectacular, the tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable and the whole experience entertaining and informative.

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GreenCapeLighthouse, Manager at Green Cape Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

We are always happy to hear from visitors who love Green Cape as much as we do! Guided tours of the lighthouse take place at 3pm, Thursday to Monday and are a fabulous opportunity to learn more about the rich and varied history of this stretch of wild coastline. Thank you for the great feedback!

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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We did a trip to the lighthouse on a day when it wasn't open for tours. That didn't stop us and we weren't disappointed as the view from the end of the walk was spectacular. Those of us at the front of the group saw whales breaching which was a bonus. We watched the rain coming up the coast and mad a dash for the car but the trip was worth it to see the view. The road is mostly dirt but it is a good road.

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GreenCapeLighthouse, Manager at Green Cape Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2013

Hi Barb

You are right - it truly is a spectacular location out at Green Cape and well worth the drive. Plenty of whales and blustery conditions over the past few days. Thanks for visiting, we hope to see you again.

Michelle

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Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

Beautiful place and we saw whales from outside however there was a lot of information to take in which didn't impress the children in our group who just wanted to go up, look out and come back down. Very interesting stories about the place and such an interesting history. Worth a visit but warn kids they will have to listen a lot. Wrap up its blustery out there!

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We visited this amazing outpost on 23/09/13. Well worth a visit although be careful on the drive out as the road is quite sandy and windy but we managed well without a 4WD so as long as its not wet there shouldnt be a problem. The lighthouse is stunning but the location is breathtaking. Another couple with a young son exclaimed that they had just seen a pod of whales so after a few minutes we were treated to this amazing spectacle. So thrilled! Well worth your time & take a jacket as quite blustery.

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Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

This magnificent lighthouse is the southernmost in NSW and the tallest concrete structure in Australia, standing nearly 30 metres high. The whole precinct is beautifully painted and maintained and the pristine white and blue makes it look a bit like a Greek island village! It is a fair drive on a dodgy road to get to Green Cape but well worth it. The lighthouse is not used now and the much uglier electronic version is right nearby. We were told that there is a strong lobby to adjust the prism lighting to make it functional again. The ranger saw us eating a picnic lunch and opened up the lighthouse even though it was not an official tour time. There is much to see inside that is fascinating and the views are, of course, magnificent. The ranger also pointed out breaching whales out to sea, so it was a wonderful trip all round. The lighthouse keeper's accommodation serves as a rental property now and I imagine that it would be a fantastic place to stay.

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GreenCapeLighthouse, Manager at Green Cape Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2013

Rain, hail or shine - everyday is spectacular at Green Cape! The heritage listed lighthouse cottages provide fabulous accommodation and a great opportunity to really immerse yourself in the environment - we hope to see you out here sometime.

Michelle

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