Visit and explore the Capes spectacular coastal cliffs, Observe diverse bird life and unique plants while strolling on picturesque walks. The Great South West Walk and the Cape Nelson Lighthouse are spectacular features of this parks bountiful attractions that await your discovery

Discover a rich natural history

A truly fascinating place steeped in a rich human history that spans thousands of years. The park is archaeologically, ecologically and geologically rich and diverse

Facilities and accommodation 

Two scenic bush walks, a picnic area, fireplaces, tables, toilet,a self guided walk and lighthouse are available. No camping except for GSWW registered hikers.Paid accommodation is available at the lighthouse cottages.


Located on the Norman Wade Scenic Drive the Cape Nelson Picnic Area is a tranquil setting among Soap Mallee close to several walks.

Norman Wade Scenic Drive Cycle

The drive/cycle route takes in several sea-cliff lookouts. A number of sealed and gravel vehicle tracks are open and available to bicycles and vehicles to share. Riders and drivers should all be alert and watchful for each other.

Cape Nelson Lightstation

Visitors are welcome to this heritage listed light station. open daily with free access to the grounds. Lighthouse tours are available by arrangement. Inquire about staying in the luxuriously restored Keepers cottage or just relax in the cafe

Cape Nelson Lighthouse Loop Walk

Twice the distance of the Sea Cliff Nature Walk this is still a relatively easy walk with a little more preparation. Water, Shoes, hat and sunscreen are esential. The full loop walk will take you through, coastal heathland, Soap Mallee and several coastal outlook platforms