Green Cape, New South Wales

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Green Cape is a headland or cape on the far south coast of New South Wales. It is located at 37° 15' S 150° 03' E, within Ben Boyd National Park, south of Eden, New South Wales. The headland forms the northern boundary of Disaster Bay.

The Green Cape Lighthouse, the southernmost lighthouse in New South Wales, was mostly constructed by Albert Aspinall, who constructed a 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) wooden tramway from the nearest landfall at Bittangabee Bay for the purpose.

On May 31 1886 The SS Ly-Ee-Moon en route to Sydney from Melbourne, struck a reef close to the cape at night. 71 souls were lost with the lighthouse keepers only being able to save 15 people under the conditions.[1]


  1. ^ "The Green Cape Lighthouse". Lighthouses of New South Wales. Lighthouses of Australia Inc. 

Coordinates: 37°15′29″S 150°02′46″E / 37.258°S 150.046°E / -37.258; 150.046