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Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walking track

Green Cape area in Ben Boyd National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    4hrs 30min - 5hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    13.2km one-way

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walking track is in the southern precinct of Ben Boyd National Park. To get there:

    • Travel south of Eden for 18km along Princes Highway, then turn left on Edrom Road and follow it for 15km.
    • Turn right onto the unsealed Boyds Tower Road, and follow it 1km to the carpark.
    • Alternatively, to start at Saltwater Creek, take the unsealed Green Cape Road, which is a right turn on Edrom Road after 6km.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Boyds Tower and Saltwater Creek. Please note, there's a fee to use this park and a valid sticker should be visible on any vehicle inside the park boundaries.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Ben Boyd National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Camp at Bittangabee Beach campground and see lyrebirds performing their characteristic dance and tail display.

    Spring

    Visit Green Cape Lighthouse or Boyds Tower to spot whales migrating south to their Antarctic feeding grounds - you might even see females with young calves.

    Summer

    Plan a camping trip to Saltwater Creek - to enjoy the lagoons and beautiful surf beach.

    Winter

    Take the Light to Light walk when it's nice and cool and the banksias are in bloom.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    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.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

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

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walking track

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    Trees reflecting in water at Saltwater Creek. Photo: John Spencer/OEH