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Disaster Bay lookout

Ben Boyd National Park

Overview

The scenic lookout from Disaster Bay in Ben Boyd National Park offers striking views over Disaster Bay and Nadgee-Howe Wilderness Area.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Ben Boyd National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • 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
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park

Disaster Bay lookout is the perfect spot to enjoy birdwatching and nature photography while taking in the unspoilt coastline of the NSW Far South Coast region. It’s a perfect stop on a driving tour, taking in the coastal delights of Ben Boyd National Park.

Looking out to sea, soak in the amazing views and natural beauty of Disaster Bay and Pacific Ocean. Behind you, the magnificent Nadgee-Howe Wilderness Area runs all the way to the Victorian border.

From here, you might see migrating whales from late May to early December, with the best sightings around September through November. Bring your binoculars and keep your eyes peeled for local seabirds such as the Australasian gannet, oystercatchers and the white-bellied sea eagle.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Ben Boyd National Park in the South Coast region
  • Ben Boyd National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $7 per vehicle per day applies in the southern section of the park. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring correct change.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Merimbula
      (02) 6495 5000
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods.
    • Corner Sapphire Coast and Merimbula Drives, Merimbula NSW
    • Email: FSCR@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6495 5055
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Disaster Bay lookout, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Spencer