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Boyds Tower walking track is a 0.8km, grade 2 return hike, located in the Ben Boyd National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
Follow this gentle walking track and boardwalk around the imposing Boyds Tower. Find out about the eccentric entrepreneur Benjamin Boyd, who built Boyds Tower only to never see it commissioned as a lighthouse.
Take a good look at the historic tower to see a missing section displaced by lightning. You can also see Boyd’s name inscribed at the crest.
Nearby, you can visit two lookouts to see superb views – one over the Pacific Ocean and the other over Twofold Bay. If you’re there during whale watching season (June – November) you will probably see whales performing their ocean acrobatics in Twofold Bay. Bring a picnic along to enjoy at the informal picnic area.
Take a virtual tour of Boyds Tower walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.
About the region
Ben Boyd National Park 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.
To Boyd’s Tower picnic area. Boyds Tower walking track is in the southern section of Ben Boyd National Park. To get there:Travel south from Eden on the Princes Highway for 18km, before turning off at Edrom RoadApproximately 15km along Eldrom Road, look for the signposted turn off to the right.Boyds Tower is at the end of this 1.5km road Park entry points Boyd’s Tower picnic area See on map Parking Parking is available at Boyds Tower walking track.
This historic tower has a 350m wheelchair-accessible bitumen track with a lay-by, running through melaleuca trees
A wheelchair-accessible boardwalk continues behind the tower to a lookout with beautiful views over Twofold Bay
Strong rips and currents may be present at this beach – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
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.