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Ben Boyd National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 24 February 2017, 3.37pm

Applies from Fri 3 Feb 2017, 4.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2017, 5.06pm.

Closed areas: Boyds Tower viewing platform closed

The viewing platform and access trail at Boyds Tower in Ben Boyd National Park (45 mins drive south of Eden) has been closed because it is unsafe. The walking track and other viewing platform to Boyds Tower remains open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5001 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2016, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Feb 2017, 3.37pm.

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 2.50pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park and Murrah Flora Reserves. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2017, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jun 2017, 9.10am

Other planned events: 1080 baiting program – wild foxes and dogs

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 baiting program from April 15 2017 to August 15 2017. The program is part of a regional management strategy to control wild dogs and foxes using baits containing 1080 poison. The areas covered in the plan include:

  • South Easts Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Dangelong Nature Reserve
  • Kybeyan Nature Reserve
  • Kybeyan State Conservation Area
  • Quidong Nature Reserve

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Applies from Fri 5 May 2017, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 May 2017, 10.43am

Closed areas: Games Bay fire trail

Games Bay fire trail is closed due to hazard reduction operations. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 3 Feb 2017, 4.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2017, 5.06pm

Closed areas: Boyds Tower viewing platform closed

The viewing platform and access trail at Boyds Tower in Ben Boyd National Park (45 mins drive south of Eden) has been closed because it is unsafe. The walking track and other viewing platform to Boyds Tower remains open. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on (02) 6495 5001 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jul 2016, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Feb 2017, 3.37pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and some beaches in these parks. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. For further information please phone the NPWS Merimbula office on (02) 6495 5001.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/ben-boyd-national-park/local-alerts

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:

    $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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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Sunset over sea and Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: A Brown/OEH