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Boyds Tower walking track

Green Cape area in Beowa National Park

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Take an easy walk to historic Boyds Tower near Eden, find out about local history and marine animals, and enjoy whale watching from the lookouts.

0.8 km return
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade 1
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, clothes for all weather conditions, sturdy shoes
Please note
  • This walkway has a 350m wheelchair-accessible bitumen track with a lay-by, running through melaleuca trees.
  • A wheelchair-accessible boardwalk continues behind the tower to a lookout with beautiful views of Twofold Bay.

Follow this easy walking track near Eden past historic Boyds Tower to lookouts with great views of Twofold Bay and the Pacific Ocean. You may see whales performing acrobatics during their migration up and down the coast between April and November. You can spot dolphins, seals and seabirds at any time of year.

The walk starts at a covered seating area with another 3 seating areas along the track. Signs tell you about the animals and plants you may see, why the rocks are so red and Aboriginal and European whaling history.

To see more of the park, walk to Leather Jacket Bay with its red sands, or Mowarry Point where you can fish, swim and spot terns and cormorants in the sapphire sea. For a real workout, hike to Saltwater Creek and back, but make sure you have time to tackle the 26km return trip before dark. If you’re up for a challenge, the multi-day Light to Light walk starts here.

If walking’s not your thing, you can drive to coastal viewpoints and beaches, bring lunch and have a picnic or visit the historical sites of Davidson Whaling Station or Green Cape Lighthouse.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • Davidson Whaling Station walk in Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site. Photo: John Yurasek © OEH

    Davidson Whaling Station

    Take a guided tour at historic Davidson Whaling Station – discover how killer whales helped the Davidson family. And when you're done, finish the day with a picnic at the nearby beach.

  • Light to Light walkers standing on the red rocks at Bittangabee Bay. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Light to Light walk

    Begin this multi-day walk at Boyds Tower down the far south coast, and end at Green Cape Lighthouse. Stop for a swim and the opportunity to spot seals, seabirds and whales.

  • Boyds Tower with missing section where it was struck by lightning, Beowa National Park near Eden. Photo: John Spencer, © DCCEEW

    Boyds Tower

    Boyds Tower is the starting point of the Light to Light walk. Near Eden, this accessible landmark tells the story of Benjamin Boyd who built the tower in 1847. Visit for some of the best whale watching on the NSW south coast.

  • Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walking track, Beowa National Park. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walking track

    A section of the 30km Light to Light walk, Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walk covers 13.2km through scenic coast forest, with opportunities for swimming, fishing and birdwatching. 


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Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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