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Boyds Tower walking track

“We love thinking about the unusual people who lived here in the past – not least Ben Boyd and his failed attempt to build an empire.”

Follow this gentle walking track and boardwalk around the imposing Boyds Tower. Find out about the eccentric entrepreneur Benjamin Boyd, who built Boyds Tower only to never see it commissioned as a lighthouse.

Take a good look at the historic tower to see a missing section displaced by lightning. You can also see Boyd’s name inscribed at the crest.

Nearby, you can visit two lookouts to see superb views – one over the Pacific Ocean and the other over Twofold Bay. If you’re there during whale watching season (June - November) you will probably see whales performing their ocean acrobatics in Twofold Bay. Bring a picnic along to enjoy at the informal picnic area.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Boyds Tower walking track is in the southern section of Ben Boyd National Park. To get there:

  • Travel south from Eden on the Princes Highway for 18km, before turning off at Edrom Road
  • Approximately 15km along Eldrom Road, look for the signposted turn off to the right.
  • Boyds Tower is at the end of this 1.5km road

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - Dry weather only

Parking:

Parking is available at Boyds Tower walking track.

Important info

Distance:

300m (one-way)

Time suggested:

15 minutes each way

Difficulty:

Easy

You should know:

  • This historic tower has a 350m wheelchair-accessible bitumen track with a lay-by, running through melaleuca trees
  • A wheelchair-accessible boardwalk continues behind the tower to a lookout with beautiful views over Twofold Bay
  • Strong rips and currents may be present at this beach – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

Wheelchair access:

Medium

Assistance may be required to access this area

  •  There is wheelchair access to the viewing platform looking north over Twofold Bay.

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Close up of the towers brick work. Photo: John Yurasek