Ben Boyd National Park


Ben Boyd National Park

Ben Boyd is a national park in New South Wales (Australia), 382 km south of Sydney. It's named after the entrepreneur Ben Boyd who had a variety of interests in the far South Coast of New South Wales including whaling and farming. He commissioned the construction of a sandstone tower overlooking the entrance to the harbour of Eden to alert whaling crews of the approach of their prey.

Fact sheet

*"Area:" 104 km²
*"Coordinates": coord|37|10|43|S|149|58|56|E|type:landmark_region:AU
*"Date of establishment:" November 12, 1971
*"Managing authorities:" NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
*"IUCN category:" II

ee also

* Protected areas of New South Wales (Australia)


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