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Pambula River walking track

Ben Boyd National Park

Overview

Pambula River walking track in Ben Boyd National Park is a short walk that offers scenic views along the coast and whale watching and birdwatching from the lookout.

Where
Ben Boyd National Park
Distance
1km return
Time suggested
20 - 40min
Grade
Grade 4
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 and drinking water.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching or whale watching.
  • Strong rips and currents may be present at this beach – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.

If you’re after a feeling of tranquillity, this peaceful walk meanders gently along the Pambula riverbank. Offering charming river vistas, it winds through coastal woodland to a lookout with scenic views across Severs Beach and Pambula River.

Pambula River walking track is a relaxing stroll, ideal for families and nature-lovers keen to take in the unspoilt natural beauty of Ben Boyd National Park.

The track starts at the mouth of Pambula River, offering lovely views of Haycock Point. Information signs dotted along the way highlight the area’s rich cultural history.

Bring your binoculars to see a wide variety of birdlife including sea eagles, and you may even spot dolphins or stingrays in the crystal clear waters of the river. Pack a thermos and enjoy a break at the secluded inlet before retracing your steps.

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 (south of Eden). There is no park entry fee for the northern section of the park (north of Eden). 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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Pambula River walking track, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Spencer