Boyds Tower walking track
Ben Boyd National Park
Take an easy walk to historic Boyds Tower, find out about Ben Boyd’s empire dreams and enjoy whale watching and stunning views from the lookout.
- Ben Boyd National Park
- 0.8km return
- Time suggested
- 15 - 45min
- Grade 2
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- Please note
- This historic tower 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 over Twofold Bay
- Strong rips and currents may be present at this beach – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times
- A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
Follow this gentle walking track and boardwalk around the imposing Boyds Tower. Find out about the eccentric entrepreneur Benjamin Boyd, who built Boyds Tower only to never see it commissioned as a lighthouse.
Take a good look at the historic tower to see a missing section displaced by lightning. You can also see Boyd’s name inscribed at the crest.
Nearby, you can visit two lookouts to see superb views – one over the Pacific Ocean and the other over Twofold Bay. If you’re there during whale watching season (June - November) you will probably see whales performing their ocean acrobatics in Twofold Bay. Bring a picnic along to enjoy at the informal picnic area.
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- in Ben Boyd National Park 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.
(02) 6495 5000
Contact hours: 10am-3pm 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