Ben Boyd National Park
Ben Boyd National park is on the NSW South Coast, near Eden. The park was named and established in 1971, in the honour of Benjamin Boyd (1801-1851). Ben Boyd National park protects a wonderful section of coast line from Pambula to Green Cape, split into two distinct sections, one north of Eden and the other south. The park is well known for its contrasting red rocks, whale sighting, Boyd Tower, Green Cape Lighthouse and associated history. Ben Boyd National park offers some great insights into recent European history, Indigenous occupation and natural history. The park provides two campsites some other great recreational experiences.
There are alerts raised for Ben Boyd National Park
as at Sat, 29 Jan 2022 16:07:16 +1100
Safety alerts: Bittangabee Storehouse closed
The historic storehouse at Bittangabee Bay will be closed for safety reasons, until restoration works are complete.Other planned events: 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Saturday 1 January to Thursday 30 June 2022.
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
- Eurobodalla National Park
- Gulaga National Park
- Mimosa Rocks National Park
- South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section)
- Ben Boyd National Park
There will be signs at all baiting locations.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.Other planned events: Mowarry Point Trail closed to vehicles
Mowarry Point Trail closed to vehicle access from Walkers Rock intersection due to recent rain events. Closed areas: Pinnacles loop walking track closed
Some parts of Ben Boyd National Park are closed from Monday 13 December 2021 to Wednesday 30 March 2022 while the Pinnacles loop walking track is being upgraded.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
. For more information, contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.Safety alerts: Drive with caution on Green Cape Road
Green Cape Road is slippery in sections after the recent rain event. Please follow safety signage and drive with caution.Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project
Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.
Gates will be installed at the following locations:
- Boyd’s Tower
- Mowarry Point fire trail
- Saltwater Creek at Saltwater Creek Road and Duckhole Road junction
- Greencape Lighthouse Visitor Precinct - Green Cape Road
- Davidson Whaling Station
- Haycock Point - Haycock Road and Princes Highway junction
- North Head - Ben Boyd North National Park at Princes Highway junction
For more information, please contact the local office.Closed areas: Hergartys Bay campground closed
Hegartys Bay remote campground is closed due to fire damage and rehabilitation works.