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Ben Boyd Tower

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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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The Tower was used to spot whales and ships in the 1800's. It is a short, easy walk from the car... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rick T
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Sydney, Australia
Interessting piece of history

Its ab it off the beaten track, but well worth visiting. It is an elaborate sandstone tower built... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul H
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"interesting history"
in 11 reviews
"whaling station"
in 7 reviews
"sealed road"
in 7 reviews
"short walk from the car park"
in 5 reviews
"national park"
in 10 reviews
"fees apply"
in 2 reviews
"whaling industry"
in 3 reviews
"spot whales"
in 3 reviews
"easy walk"
in 8 reviews
"great lookout"
in 3 reviews
"walking track"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 7 reviews
"off the highway"
in 3 reviews
"whale watching"
in 6 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 4 reviews
"piece of history"
in 2 reviews
"see whales"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tower was used to spot whales and ships in the 1800's. It is a short, easy walk from the car park through bush to reach the Tower. The Tower is viewable from the outside and ground level inside, but it is not possible to...More

Thank Rick T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its ab it off the beaten track, but well worth visiting. It is an elaborate sandstone tower built as a whaling observation point in the last century. Views back towards Eden are spectacular. You have to park, then walk about half a kilometre along a...More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

This is quite a way off the highway and the views back to eden are best photographed in the morning or it's into the sun. Gentle 300m walk to the tower and viewing platform but not a lot to see. Also car park charge is...More

Thank MaureenMackay
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

The site is easy to access, Ben Boyd was suitably excentric to make the story fascinating and the views are spectacular. Don't miss the opportunity to do some hiking on the lighthouse to lighthouse trail that starts here.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Nice lake and beach round walk nearby, Eden township and drives to nearby townships, national parks and beaches.

Thank LoveThisWorld55
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting Ben Boyd Tower and learning about its history. Nice walk to tower and great view of the ocean.

Thank cardcrafty
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

The tower is about 30 mins south of Eden all on sealed road except last the 1 km. As it is part of a national park fees per vehicle apply ( pay via honesty system). It's a short flat walk to the tower from the...More

Thank Lisa P
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

National Parks and Wildlife Service should urgently restore and preserve this shamefully neglected monument. Interesting historical background and very atmospheric. Spectacular views. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Clare H
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The tower and the nature around it is very nice. Small forest and the sea make this place. We saw a free kangaroo here the first time in our life.

Thank 32Morten
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The Tower is located in a beautiful spot though it feels like you will never get there. No toilets for quite a distance.

Thank Michele S
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