Ben Boyd Tower
Ben Boyd Tower
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pandd1946
Batemans Bay, Australia7,840 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is our first visit to Ben Boyd Tower. We visited the attraction on a recent short break in Eden. It is an easy drive from Eden with a small section of gravel road to the entrance and carpark. The walkways and viewing platforms look like the area has been recently upgraded and they have done a really good job. Also, while in the area we visited the Naval Wharf area and jetty, which was open on the day. This was a very interesting discovery and well worth a visit if it is open on the day you are visiting. The viewing areas at the Ben Boyd Tower Reserve give panoramic views of the coastline. The Tower itself is an interesting structure and you can go inside and look up at what were the various floor areas, as the timbers are still in existence. It is a short walk from the carpark to the Boyd Tower and viewing platforms.
Written 2 December 2023
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psykh
Sydney, Australia102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Totally restored and ready for tourists. No park fees. The tower is an ode to a man with a vision that imploded. The coastline is spectacular. Wild, fierce. Love this spot.
Written 4 January 2023
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Tania P
Sydney, Australia76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Nice drive thru the National Park, saw kangaroos on the walk to the tower, view was amazing. I think they were about to start some repair work on the tower.
Written 21 March 2022
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Paul R
Sydney, Australia147 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
It's good to pop in and see a bit of local history, but the main attraction is the headland and natural environment. It is a beautiful location, located within a National Park, so there is a fee to park there which is rather antiquated and requires you to fill in your details on an envelope. It is about 20 minutes off the main highway but I was glad to visit it. However, I would not go back again. The internals of the structure are bare and you cannot climb the tower, so you are really just visiting the headland.
Written 27 February 2022
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Blueangelofice
Wodonga, Australia133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
It was a short walk to a wonderful view!! lovely photo opportunity however the 2020 bush fires have left the area fenced off for safety and is still in need of repair!!
Written 31 January 2022
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LeahSydney01
Sydney587 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
The road out here is tarred and easy to drive. The tower is interesting and the views of Twofold Bay and surrounding areas are nice.

Evidence of the January 2020 bushfires is still here - burnt tree trunks, a burnt out viewing platform (off limits) just beyond the tower and a damaged sign. But happily most of the trees in the area are now showing quite a lot of regrowth and there is a fair amount of bird life (we saw a lyrebird in the bush and there are lots of native birds singing and flying around). A large dead wombat (roadkill) on the drive in also suggests that some mammals escaped the fires.
Written 26 November 2021
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Emanpee
Sydney, Australia2,813 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Easy sealed road in to turn off and short drive to carpark. National Parks parking fees apply but that is for the whole day in Ben Boyd National Park. An impressive structure that can be viewed internally but no access to the top. Stunning coastal views from this location.
Written 7 November 2021
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Terry
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We were so glad to see this hadn’t been lost in the fires, however there has been little upkeep. We visited a few decades ago and it was a different experience. It’s an easy reach from Eden, so you want to check it out if staying nearby.

The parking is very easy and super easy to find.

I didn’t see any whales though :(
Written 30 September 2021
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Christopher172
Brisbane, Australia100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I visited this Tower many years ago (1994) and looked forward to a return visit.
In doing so I found the road, the walking track and the parking area had been substantially improved.
The view from the site of the Tower is spectacular. Likewise the preservation of the Tower built in 1847, is to be acknowledged.
The Tower is a historic memory of the activities of Benjamin Boyd, as well as the construction and building techniques of the past.
I would highly recommend visiting this semi - isolated location, to view this formidable structure and to embrace the beauty of the surrounding landscape.
Written 13 July 2021
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Abbykat
Wollongong, Australia1,210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
As per other reviews, we took the short drive from Eden to enjoy the views, but the site needs some serious maintenance. One of the signs explaining the site was half burnt out during the fires and yet to be replaced. Surrounding the lookout was some string designed to keep visitors from going down the path towards a damaged lookout. This valuable heritage area is in desperate need of work to bring it up to a descend standard.
Written 20 May 2021
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