Green Cape area
Ben Boyd National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Green Cape area is in Ben Boyd National Park. Ben Boyd National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:
NSW National Parks Visitor Infrastructure Program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking a range of projects to enhance visitor facilities and create new, iconic visitor experiences in our national parks, including Ben Boyd National Park. These projects aim to increase nature-based tourism in NSW, to boost regional visitor economies and improve community wellbeing.
Conserving our Aboriginal culture
We have a strong association with Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council. The preservation of Aboriginal cultural heritage is paramount in any of our park management activities.
We have an active monitoring and evaluation program for the endangered southern brown bandicoot. We work closely with researchers on this species because the Green Cape area is the stronghold of this species in NSW.
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
We control sea spurge along the beaches. We also have an active dog, fox and cat control program to protect native species—particularly the endangered southern-brown bandicoot and long-nosed potoroo.
Since the fox was introduced to Australia in the 1870s, its impact on the environment has been negative. Foxes have contributed to the decline and extinction of a large range of native Australian animals.
Developing visitor facilities and experiences
We are planning to upgrade the iconic Light to Light walk from Boyds Tower to Green Cape. This upgrade will see new walking track sections along the spectacular coastline and hut style accommodation at Mowarry Point and Hegartys Bay.
We do regular hazard reduction burning to protect life and property in Ben Boyd National Park. We also undertake ecological burns to produce habitat suitable for species with specific requirements and to provide for conservation of individual species.
Understanding landscapes and geology
The park’s contrasting landforms help us understand the role played by rocks in forming this unique landscape. Ben Boyd National Park divides quite neatly into 2 geological zones: sedimentary basement rock in the north and much older metamorphic rock in the south. Important geological features in the park are protected and any work is undertaken in a way that minimises impacts on fossils and other geological features.
- in Ben Boyd National Park in the South Coast region
The Green Cape area of Ben Boyd National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
$8 per vehicle per day in the Green Cape area of the park (south of Eden).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
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Valuable conservation work is being done in our national parks through the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to care for Australia’s native plants, animals and cultural heritage.