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Ben Boyd Tower

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Address: Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Its amazing seeing these old relics still standing and the history surrounding them. Near Ben Boyd Tower is Edrom Lodge which used to be a womens prison as well, and Davidson... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mad_travellor2
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Merimbula, Australia
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Merimbula, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its amazing seeing these old relics still standing and the history surrounding them. Near Ben Boyd Tower is Edrom Lodge which used to be a womens prison as well, and Davidson wharf, which dates back to the whaling era,

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'Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Folly is occasionally winsome and charming. This tower reeks of folly! A watchtower to rival the lighthouse but sans permission; a stone obelisk to rival Europe's castellations but sans sense! Somehow the sheer logic warp of humans: build a substantial tower to spot whales first, then find it is barely of use, or, of use in a time capsule: you... More 

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Thank francesca082
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been reading ' Killers of Eden' and visiting the museum it was good to drive out and visit the tower which was built as a lighthouse but used to watch for whales by the Davidsons. The interior steps are blocked off so it is no longer possible to climb to the top if you were inclined to. An easy,... More 

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1 Thank Lynette M
Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tower is a landmark. It was used to spot whales. You can not climb up the tower. The surrounding area does have good views.

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Thank charles6346
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

With the wife & Ms 15, we headed out to see Boyd's tower & take in the view seen by the pioneers. No such luck as you can't climb it. It's a nice walk there & an honesty system to pay your $8 entry fee into the park (we only had $6, so it had to do). Seems a little... More 

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Thank Andrewktm450
Roleystone, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the short 300m stroll to this tower. It's a fascination structure. Views from the Lookout are amazing. Don't forget to take change for the $8 self service park entry fee.

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Thank Middlo
Strzelecki, Australia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Although not a lot to look at, in the area it is worth going to. Impressive building with large building blocks, The history of the area and tower is full of interesting tales

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Thank StrzDeb
Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It's amazing how great this tower is and still in excellent condition. Just a short walk from the carpark and we saw wallabies along the way. Really worth a visit!

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Thank CarrieMelb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The tower appeared out of nowhere it was remarkable. One of the viewing areas was closed to the public as it was unsafe but the other viewing area was great

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A short drive from Eden town and a nice walk along a man-made path to the Ben Boyd Tower. There are a copy of lookouts from here and it would be great if they ever open up the tower so you can climb it to get an authentic view of what the whalers could see during whaling season.

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