Ben Boyd National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Pambula-Haycock 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:
We conduct annual surveys for shorebirds along the beaches and do fox baiting to protect nesting birds. We’ve worked on a translocation project for the endangered green and golden bell frog and arboreal (tree-dwelling) species such as the yellow-bellied glider. We also work with land managers to ensure wildlide corridors in this area are maintained.
Developing visitor facilities and experiences
We’re working closely with the Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council to help develop the Bundian Way walking track.
Managing weeds pest animals and other threats
We undertake regular weed management in the Pambula-Haycock area. In particular, sea spurge along the beaches and arram lilly near Haycock Point.
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.
We manage fire to not only protect life and property within and adjacent to the park but also to protect the park’s biodiversity. This includes conservation of rare, threatened plant and animal 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 Pambula-Haycock area of Ben Boyd National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
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.