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One Man's Folly

Built in 1847 by Ben Boyd as a lighthouse for his own ships, it was never used for this purpose as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew Y
Berwick, Australia
Ben Boyd tower

Beautiful views with nice easy access and a short walk. A good bit of history, defiantly worth it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sam K
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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in 1847 by Ben Boyd as a lighthouse for his own ships, it was never used for this purpose as the government of the day said if he lit it, he'd have to light it every night. It was then used as a lookout...More

Thank Andrew Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views with nice easy access and a short walk. A good bit of history, defiantly worth it if you are passing by.

Thank Sam K
Reviewed 5 September 2018

A great bit of history hidden in the bush. You have to pay for park entry with a sort of honesty system, but unless you have correct change you will either have to chance it or pay what you have. Lots of wildlife on an...More

Thank DaneS82
Reviewed 3 September 2018

My last visit was about 20 years ago and things have vastly improved. There’s a sealed 18km drive from the Princes Highway through pleasant forest and then a parking lot for a bus and about 10 cars. There’s an information board and WC and an...More

1  Thank TheDoor_isopen
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

This place is worth a visit and a wonder. Such beautiful scenery and our coastline is a jaw dropper. Ben Boyd chose this place for a reason!

Thank viva_bart
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Easy access. Was able to take my elderly mother to the tower as the walk was well setup. Views were spectacular. Shame we couldn’t get to the top of the tower. Well worth the visit. Paying park fees was well worth it.

1  Thank Katie C
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Worth the drive out as it is a sight to behold! You can feel the history and it really makes you wonder how hard the pioneers there would have had it!

Thank Bell_Bob
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Easily reached by road, this is an impressive, colonial structure that rises over the coastline. Marvel at the precision of the stonework and the thickness of the walls. Great views.

Thank MelbourneVoyager
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

If you are into history then it's a must see. Great views over the water. Not one to miss. If you are lucky you will get to see some cute wildlife as well.

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The tower was built to sight whales and give Ben Boyd a head start on the whale catchers. The surrounds are worth walking around and check out the native birds.

Thank SirRacket
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