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Green Cape area

Ben Boyd National Park

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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.

Learn more about the Light to Light walk project

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.

Renaming of Ben Boyd National Park

In November 2021 the NSW Environment Minister announced that Ben Boyd National Park will be renamed in the language of Traditional Custodians recognising the Aboriginal cultural heritage of the area. The new name for the park will reflect traditional language and be decided by Elders and Traditional Custodians. Further focused knowledge holder and stakeholder community consultation will be required to determine a new name with broad community support. Learn more.

Preserving biodiversity

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.

Conservation program

Fox threat abatement plan

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.

Managing fire

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.


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