Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 13.2km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Boyds Tower Track, Edrom

  • End: Light to Light Walk, Green Cape

  • Location: Ben Boyd National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 581 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -37.104514

  • Longitude: 149.951245

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Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walking track is a 13.2km, grade 4 one way hike, located in the Ben Boyd National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

For an enticing sample of Light to Light walk, consider tracing a smaller section of its 30km, from Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walking track.
This invigorating walk undulates south past spectacular coastal forest, sandy beaches, rocky bays, sheltered inlets and ocean platforms. Leather Jacket Bay offers a scenic stretch of red rocks, coloured by iron oxide which cemented the sand particles together some 320 million years ago. And, if you're after somewhere small and peaceful, Mowarry provides a picturesque sandy beach where you can go fishing or swimming.
There's plenty of spots along the way to stop for picnics, swimming, fishing, or birdwatching. Flowers bloom in the woollybutt forest during spring. Whales frequent the area from late May to early December, making it a great time for whale watching.
Choose to stay overnight at the remote campsite near Mowarry Point or the popular Saltwater Creek campground. To enhance your visit further, check out the smartphone apps for iPhone or Android to access available audio tours.
Take a virtual tour of Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

About the region

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.

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.

Getting there

To Boyd's Tower picnic area. Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walking track is in the southern precinct of Ben Boyd National Park. To get there:Travel south of Eden for 18km along Princes Highway, then turn left on Edrom Road and follow it for 15km.Turn right onto the unsealed Boyds Tower Road, and follow it 1km to the carpark.Alternatively, to start at Saltwater Creek, take the unsealed Green Cape Road, which is a right turn on Edrom Road after 6km. Park entry points Boyd's Tower picnic area See on map Parking Parking is available at Boyds Tower and Saltwater Creek. Please note, there's a fee to use this park and a valid sticker should be visible on any vehicle inside the park boundaries.

Tips

Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching or whale watching
Firewood is not supplied
If you're bushwalking in this park, it's a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters. Please note that netting and spear fishing are not permitted in the park, and you're not allowed to collect crustaceans and marine animals from the rocks.
Be sure to download the Light to Light walk app for iPhone or Android before you set out. The app offers plenty of information about the area's Aboriginal heritage, plants and animals. You can also download an audio tour and listen to the appropriate sections between Boyds Tower and Saltwater Creek.
There is limited/no mobile reception in this park.


Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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