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Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track

Ben Boyd National Park


The walk from Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach in Ben Boyd National Park takes in whale watching, scenic coastal views, wildlife and birdwatching opportunities.

Ben Boyd National Park
Time suggested
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

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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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:

    $8 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:
      Fax: (02) 6495 5055
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Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Yurasek