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 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:34:25 +1000
Closed areas: North Head fire trail closed for maintenance
North Head fire trail is closed from Wednesday 21 September and Tuesday 5 October 2021 for maintenance.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
. For more information, please contact the Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.Closed areas: Severs Beach Road closed
Severs Beach Road in this park is closed from Monday 20 September to Thursday 23 September 2021 for road surface maintenance.Closed areas: Areas closed due to COVID-19 restrictions
NPWS campgrounds, accommodation, visitor centres, guided tours, and high-visitation areas are closed in this area until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions
. Find out more on our COVID-19 update
webpage.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.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 Friday 4 June 2021 to Saturday 4 December 2021 .
The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:
- Ben Boyd National Park
- Bournda National Park
- Bournda Nature Reserve
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. Closed areas: Hergartys Bay campground closed
Hegartys Bay remote campground is closed due to fire damage and rehabilitation works.