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 Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:38:23 +1100
Closed areas: Light to Light walk partial closure
Light to Light walk is partially closed due to hazardous conditions and bushfire damage.
- The Bittangabee to Green Cape section of the walk is open
- The Saltwater to Bittangabee section of the walk is open
- The Boyds Tower to Saltwater section is scheduled to reopen on Sunday 1 November 2020
Hegarty's bush campground will remain closed for camping for the foreseeable future to allow for site rehabilitation.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page
.Other planned events: Green Cape Lighthouse
Green Cape Lighthouse is closed for tours until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The lighthouse precinct is open.Other planned events: 1080 Ground Baiting Program targeting foxes
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program for foxes using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be ongoing and continuous from July 1,2020 to December 31st, 2020. The baited reserves include:
- South East Forests National Park
- Eurobodalla National Park
- Mimosa Rocks National Park
- Bournda National Park and Nature Reserve
- Ben Boyd National Park
- Gulaga National Park
There will be signs at entrance and exits to the 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.
For further information call the NPWS Merimbula Office on 02 6405 5000.