Discover some of the Wilderness Coast's best kept secrets on this half day tour. Heading south through Ben Boyd National Park you will soon leave the bitumen behind and travel through lush native forest in your purpose-built all-terrain vehicle. Make your way into the sandy heath land with low lying grevillea shrubs and heathland grasses before arriving at Green Cape, where you will be met by National Parks and Wildlife Service guides who will escort you through the Light house.
Green Cape Lighthouse was the first Lighthouse in Australia built of concrete and is the most southern Lighthouse in New South Wales - and also the second tallest, standing at 29 metres.
You will also learn about the tragedy of the Ly-ee Moon that ran aground off Green Cape on 30th May 1886 on a dark winters night, resulting in the death of 71 people. Amongst those that lost their lives was Mrs Flora MacKillop the mother of Australia's only Saint, Mary MacKillop.
You will have an opportunity to visit the Ly-ee Moon cemetery where the remains of 24 of the 71 people that drowned were recovered and laid to rest.
Departing from Green Cape you will enjoy a brief stop at the Disaster Bay Lookout to see the big views to the South along the coast before continuing through to Bittangabee Bay. Here you will have a chance to explore this safe little bay, including a visit to the old supplies store ruins and the tram line that once ran from here to Green Cape Lighthouse. You may even decide to have a quick swim in the crystal clear waters!