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Pinnacles loop walking track

Ben Boyd National Park

Overview

Pinnacles loop walking track in Ben Boyd National Park is an easy walk with two lookout points from which you can view the Pinnacles erosion feature.

Where
Ben Boyd National Park
Distance
1.1km loop
Time suggested
20 - 40min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees

Park entry fees apply (south of Eden only)

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 birdwatching or whale watching

Pinnacles loop walking track is a pleasant, easy walk that meanders through the woodland and heath of the NSW Far South Coast region. With beautiful coastal views south to Lennards Island and north to Haycock Point, it’s an easy stroll for all the family in Ben Boyd National Park, a short drive south of Pambula.

There are two lookouts along this gently undulating walking track that make ideal spots to view the fascinating Pinnacles formation – a spectacular erosion feature that consists of cliffs of soft white sands capped with a layer of red gravel clay. It was deposited during the Tertiary geological period – up to 65 million years ago.

Large areas of pine trees can also be seen between the eucalypts, and NPWS has been working to return the area back to its natural state.

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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Pinnacles loop walking track, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH