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Ben Boyd National Park

Overview

Ben Boyd National Park, near Eden, offers whale watching, fishing and beach camping. Stay in heritage lighthouse accommodation or enjoy the scenic Light to Light walk.

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Ben Boyd National Park invites you to discover its intriguing history. From Aboriginal middens to a heritage lighthouse, the park holds loads of historic surprises just waiting for you to discover.

Its finest attractions, though, are not man-made. With rare wildlife, sheltered inlets and 45km of stunning rocky coastline, the park’s rugged beauty is a sight to behold. Walk one of the park’s easy tracks, like the Pambula River walking track or Pinnacles track. If you’re feeling adventurous, head out on the multi-day Light to Light walk and enjoy the colourful display of rocks that stand out against the sapphire blue water of the Pacific Ocean.

This is a great place for a daytrip – there are lots of picnic spots and plenty of places to go fishing. The park’s lofty lookouts are excellent for whale watching – head to Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site if you’re interested in finding out more about the area's whaling history.

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Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/OEH

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

Contact

  • 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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Saltwater Creek Bay, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: Ingo Oeland