Pambula-Haycock area is the northern section of Ben Boyd National Park, located between Merimbula and Eden. Explore its sparkling river, fascinating Aboriginal shell middens and secluded beaches.
Ben Boyd National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
Ben Boyd National Park spans 47km of rocky coastline and sheltered inlets. Located near the whale watching town of Eden on the far South Coast of NSW, its crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkelling and swimming.
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Ben Boyd National Park is separated into 2 areas, split by Twofold Bay. Take your pick from the sparkling lakes and surf beaches in the park’s Pambula-Haycock area to the rocky cliffs and beachside campgrounds in the Green Cape area.
Its spectacular sea-carved landscape is a striking display of folded red rock platforms that contrast against the sapphire blue water of the ocean.
Stretch your legs on one of the park’s shorter tracks, like the Pambula River or Pinnacles loop walking tracks. If you’re after something more exhilarating, the multi-day Light to Light walk takes you on an unforgettable coastal hike—tracing the coast from the historic Boyds Tower to Green Cape Lightstation. For day trippers, there are plenty of spots to go beach and rock fishing or settle down for a barbecue or picnic by the water.
More than 50 Aboriginal sites have been recorded in Ben Boyd National Park, including middens, rock shelters, campsites and long-distance travel routes. These cultural sites continue to provide the local Aboriginal community with traditional and spiritual links to this part of their Country.
The park’s lofty lookouts and headlands are hard to beat for whale watching. September to early December is the best time to spot southern right and humpback whales frolicking close to shore on their migration south to Antarctica.
There are 2 areas in this park:
Green Cape area is the southern section of Ben Boyd National Park, located south of Eden. It's your gateway to the Light to Light walk, camping, lighthouse accommodation and superb whale watching.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 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 in the Green Cape area of the park (south of Eden). The Pambula-Haycock area (north of Eden) has free park entry. This park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring correct change.Buy annual pass
02 6495 5000
Contact hours: Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods, 10am to 3pm.
- 47 Merimbula Drive, cnr Sapphire Coast Drive, Merimbula NSW 2548
- Merimbula office