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Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track

“This is such a great walk with gorgeous views and, best of all, we saw lots of whales.”

This pleasant, moderate walk leads around Haycock Point, following the headland on the southern shore of the Pambula River estuary, all the way to Barmouth Beach. Offering spectacular views and whale watching opportunities along the pristine coastline of the NSW Far South Coast, it’s an easy walk for the whole family to enjoy.

Starting at either the Barmouth Beach carpark or Haycock Point picnic area, this gently undulating walk captures the remote beauty of Ben Boyd National Park. You’ll pass through a range of landscapes, from windswept heath to woodlands, while taking in scenic coastal views of rugged rock formations and dramatic cliff lines.

It’s a great spot for whale watching out at sea during migration. On land, you’re likely to see echidnas, kangaroos and goannas in this area.


Getting there

Getting there:

Haycock Point is in the Haycock Point precinct of Ben Boyd National Park (north). To get there:

  • Drive south from Pambula, 9km down Princes Highway.
  • Turn left at Haycock Road – Ben Boyd National Park.
  • Drive 6km to either Barmouth Beach or Haycock Point picnic area

Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at Barmouth Beach and Haycock Point.

Important info


3km (one-way)

Time suggested:

2 hours each way



You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching or whale watching
  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

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Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Yurasek