Ben Boyd National Park – Far South Coast NSW
If you’re looking for seclusion and remoteness, then look no further than the Ben Boyd National Park.
With 45km of stunning rocky coastline, abundance of Australian wildlife, beautiful beaches and amazing bushwalks Ben Boyd National park is something to behold.
Ben Boyd National Park Camping New South Wales
Location – from Sydney – 500 km south along the Princess Hwy – 5.5 hrs drive. From Melbourne – 600 kms drive northeast along the M1 and Princess hwy – 7 hours drive.
Campsites and accommodation throughout the Ben Boyd National Park NSW
Bittangabee campground (30 sites) – Beachside Camping Location. The southern section of Ben Boyd National Park, about an 18 km’s south of Eden.
Saltwater Creek campground (14 sites) – Remote and intimate camping, amazing coastal setting. Perfect getaway for nature-loving campers. No toilet facilities. About 18 km south of Eden.
Hegartys Bay – Free Campsite Walk-In Only – 3 1/2 hr walk and 9.8 km from Saltwater Creek campsite.
Mowarry Point – Free Campsite Walk-In Only – 9k’s south of Boyd Tower and Red Point.
Amazing Beaches on the Ben Boyd National Park
Severs Beach – Located a kilometre inland up the Pambula River/
Barmouth Beach – secluded north facing beach
Haycock Beach – Wide ocean beach. Great amenities
Quondolo Beach – Also known as Long Beach, an isolated beach that is easy to get to. –
Pinnacles Beach – 3-kilometre long ocean beach
Leather Jacket Bay – Isolated rock and pebble beach.
Saltwater Beach – 500-metre long pristine beach Surrounded by creeks and small lagoons.
Bittangabee Bay – Light to Light bushwalk passes the beach.
Some of the Bush Walks
Light to Light Walk – One of the most well know and amazing bush walks not only on the Sapphire Coast but probably all of Australia. Traditionally starts at Boyds Tower down the far south coast, and end at Green Cape Lighthouse. 31ks and should take about 3 days.
Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape walking track – Along the pristine coast. 7km one-way and takes about 3hrs.
Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek – covers 13.2km through scenic coast forest, with opportunities for swimming.
Pambula River walking track – Amazing walk along the Pambula River. Takes about 15 minutes.
Historical Sites within the Ben Boyd National Park
Davidson Whaling Station – Visit the legendary Davidson Whaling Station, made famous by the killers of Eden. located at Kiah Inlet on the shores of Twofold Bay.
Bittangabee Bay ruins – Left untouched since the 1840s, this stone building on the beach at Bittangabee Bay, was attempted to be created by the Imlay brothers at a time when they were well-known pastoralists in the area.
Boyds Tower – The local entrepreneur Benjamin Boyd, built Boyds Tower in 1847. This magnificent structure standing tall as a reminder of Eden’s whaling history, as it was used to spot whales for their whaling operations at Kiah Inlet.
The Ly-ee-moon Graveyard memorial of the horrific accident on the night of May 30th, 1886, when 71 men, women and children lost their lives. The white stone and single cross mark the positions of the unnamed graves. One of the unfortunate souls was the mother of Mary MacKillop.