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Haycock Point picnic area

Pambula-Haycock area in Ben Boyd National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Haycock Point picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Haycock Point is in the northern area of Ben Boyd National Park, between Pambula and Eden. To get there:

From Pambula:

  • Drive south on Princes Highway for around 9km.
  • Turn left at Haycock Road to enter Ben Boyd National Park.
  • Follow the road 6km to its end, where you’ll reach Haycock Point picnic area.

From Eden:

  • Drive north along Princes Highway for 6km.
  • Turn right at Haycock Road to enter Ben Boyd National Park.
  • Follow the road 6km to its end, where you’ll reach Haycock Point picnic area.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at the picnic area.

Facilities

There’s no drinking water at this picnic area, so you’ll need to bring your own supply for drinking and cooking.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

In an emergency please call 000 or the NPWS Incident Answering Service on 1800 232 170.

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Fire safety

Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

  • Assistance may be required to access this area.
  • There’s a wheelchair-accessible toilet at the picnic area.

Permitted

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Wood fires are permitted only in the designated wood barbecues. Please bring your own firewood. You can bring your own solid fuel and liquid stoves or use the gas barbecue facilities provided.

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

Chainsaws aren't permitted in Ben Boyd National Park.

Camping

Gathering firewood

Generators

Horses

Horse riding is only permitted on the public access road system, and not elsewhere in the park.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Map of Haycock Point picnic area, Ben Boyd National Park.

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