Boyd Tower to Leather Jacket Bay


3 hrs 30 mins

9.3 km Return

275 m

Hard track
Leather Jacket Bay is a rocky and wonderful bay. The walk through Ben Boyd National Park starts at Boyd Tower car park and passes through Red Sands bay with its stunning contrast of colour. The walk not only passes some beautiful coast line to Leather Jacket Bay but some superb examples of geological processes with rock folding and banding. There is a small clearing at Leather Jacket bay with some shade, making it a nice place for lunch before heading back.

Maps for the Boyd Tower to Leather Jacket Bay walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Kiah 1:25 000 Map Series 88231S KIAH NSW-88231S
Eden 1:25 000 Map Series 88231N EDEN NSW-88231N
Eden 1:100 000 Map Series 8823 EDEN 8823

Cross sectional view of the Boyd Tower to Leather Jacket Bay bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Boyd Tower to Leather Jacket Bay

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 9.3 km
Time 3 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

2.4km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.5km is very steep. The remaining (740m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 2.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 2.2km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

2.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 1.3km is clearly signposted. The remaining (410m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 4.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 3.6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.1km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 2.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged), whilst the remaining 2.1km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Boyd Tower to Leather Jacket Bay walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Boyd Tower to Leather Jacket Bay walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Boyd Tower to Leather Jacket Bay walk starts and ends at the Ben Boyd Car park information sign (gps: -37.104663, 149.95128)
Your main transport option to Ben Boyd Car park information sign is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)




Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the South Coast weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/ljb


Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)