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Ben Boyd National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 6 September 2021, 8.56am

Applies from Wed 25 Aug 2021, 11.05am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Aug 2021, 12.56pm.

Safety alerts: Drive with caution on Green Cape Road

Green Cape Road is slippery in sections after the recent rain event. Please follow safety signage and drive with caution.

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Applies from Wed 28 Jul 2021, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 8.33am.

Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project

Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Gates will be installed at the following locations:

  • Boyd’s Tower
  • Mowarry Point fire trail
  • Saltwater Creek at Saltwater Creek Road and Duckhole Road junction
  • Greencape Lighthouse Visitor Precinct - Green Cape Road
  • Davidson Whaling Station
  • Haycock Point - Haycock Road and Princes Highway junction
  • North Head - Ben Boyd North National Park at Princes Highway junction

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jun 2021, 9.22am to Sat 4 Dec 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 8.56am.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 4 June 2021 to Saturday 4 December 2021 .

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000. 

Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 2.59pm.

Closed areas: Hergartys Bay campground closed

Hegartys Bay remote campground is closed due to fire damage and rehabilitation works.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
29 November 2021 Closed parks Park closed for aerial pest control program Details

Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 12.12pm to Thu 2 Dec 2021, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Oct 2021, 2.33pm

The following parks are closed from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December 2021 while an aerial pest control program is underway:

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Nadgee National Park

Campgrounds in these parks are closed from Sunday 28 November to Thursday 2 December 2021.

This closure is for visitor safety. Please don't enter the park during these times.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 17 Oct 2021, 12.01am to Sun 17 Apr 2022, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Oct 2021, 10.58am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Pest Management Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Sunday 17 October 2021 to Sunday 17 April 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Berlang SCA
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call the Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 25 Aug 2021, 11.05am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Aug 2021, 12.56pm

Safety alerts: Drive with caution on Green Cape Road

Green Cape Road is slippery in sections after the recent rain event. Please follow safety signage and drive with caution.

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Applies from Wed 28 Jul 2021, 3.04pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 8.34am

Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project

Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Gates will be installed at the following locations:

  • Bournda National Park Visitor Precinct
  • North Tura Visitor Precinct
  • Turingal Head Visitor Precinct
  • White Rock Visitor Precinct
  • Portion 94 track Visitor Precinct

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 28 Jul 2021, 3.36pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 8.33am

Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project

Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Gates will be installed at the following locations:

  • Goodenia Rainforest
  • Yellow Pinch Dam

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 28 Jul 2021, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 8.33am

Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project

Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Please be aware a gate will be installed on the Nadgee Nature Reserve fire trail.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 28 Jul 2021, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 8.33am

Safety alerts: Emergency gate installation project

Installation of new gates for the emergency closure of visitor precincts, roads and fire trails is occurring within the Sapphire Coast Area, between Wednesday 28 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Gates will be installed at the following locations:

  • Boyd’s Tower
  • Mowarry Point fire trail
  • Saltwater Creek at Saltwater Creek Road and Duckhole Road junction
  • Greencape Lighthouse Visitor Precinct - Green Cape Road
  • Davidson Whaling Station
  • Haycock Point - Haycock Road and Princes Highway junction
  • North Head - Ben Boyd North National Park at Princes Highway junction

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 12.59pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 8.57am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 5 July 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • South East Forest National Park (Yowaka Section)

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jun 2021, 9.22am to Sat 4 Dec 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 8.56am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 4 June 2021 to Saturday 4 December 2021 .

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Bournda National Park
  • Bournda Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000. 

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Applies from Sat 30 Jan 2021, 2.10pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 3.23pm

Safety alerts: Safety advice for driving in wet weather

Roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park may become wet and slippery following rainfall or thunderstorms. Some sections of these roads may become temporarily impassable to 2WD vehicles without warning, due to rain, thunderstorms, recent roadworks or vehicle damage. Access will be affected until conditions improve.

Roads that may be affected include:

  • Aragannu Road
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Bithry Inlet Road
  • Nelson Lake Road
  • All other dirt roads within the park

It is important to plan your trip. Some recommended steps to take before visiting the park are:

  • Always check the NSW National Parks alerts page for up-to-date information on closed parks and safety alerts
  • Check the weather forecast before setting out and during your visit/stay. Consider altering or delay your trip if weather conditions change.
  • Tell family or friends where you are going and when you expect to return and let them know you have returned.
  • Know your vehicle limits before you travel. Consider getting NRMA roadside assistance before you go or call 13 11 22.
  • Take enough supplies for your visit/stay and take extra supplies to cover unexpected delays. This includes a first aid kit, warm clothing/blankets, food, water and medications.
  • Download apps: The Emergency Plus app will help you contact emergency services. Use the Fires Near Me app to check for bushfires in NSW before you go and during your trip, especially in summer. Please note these apps only work when you have mobile reception.

If conditions deteriorate, park roads (including those to visitor areas and campgrounds) may be closed to traffic at short notice.

For further information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 6.02pm

Safety alerts: Fire ban Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where:

  • The appliance is under the direct control of an adult
  • The appliance is placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • There is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire, should it start next to the appliances.
  • It is not a Total Fire Ban

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 17 Feb 2021, 3.27pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Feb 2021, 4.15pm

Closed areas: Wog Way closure

Wog Way in South East Forest National Park is closed. Access to Waratah Gully campground is open. Campground access is only via the northern end of Wog Way. 

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Applies from Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 12.54pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damange

Some areas in this park remain closed due to bushfire damage. Do not enter closed sections of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 9.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 2.59pm

Closed areas: Hergartys Bay campground closed

Hegartys Bay remote campground is closed due to fire damage and rehabilitation works.

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Applies from Sun 4 Oct 2020, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Oct 2020, 9.31am

Closed areas: Detour via Waratah Road South

Waratah Road North in South East Forests National Park is closed due to planned bridge works. You can still access Pheasants Peak track head via Waratah Road South off Coolangubra Forest Way. Detour signs are in place around the closed section of Waratah Road North. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bombala office on 02 6458 5900.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/ben-boyd-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • 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
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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