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Ben Boyd Tower

Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Walk around the surrounding area

Ben Boyd tower was cool, but it was really the cliff areas that I loved. My friends and I walked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warren R
A must for a one off visit

It is a bit of a walk through the bush to reach the tower and not much there when you arrive, but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ben Boyd tower was cool, but it was really the cliff areas that I loved. My friends and I walked down to the cliff areas, and the rocks and geology of the place was really spectacular. I've never seen the type of red-ness and shapes...More

Thank Warren R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a bit of a walk through the bush to reach the tower and not much there when you arrive, but you can wander around and "feel" the atmosphere. The track in is an easy walk and suitable for most ages...even someone with compromised...More

Thank autumn19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting historical site. No access to the top of the tower. Unfortunately, the ferals have visited the site, and left there mark(s). Bit of a walk from the car park.

Thank zzangl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing that such a large structure built using stone from Sydney is such a difficult location. Shame about recent fire damage in surrounds but not affect the Tower.

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 16 June 2017

It is a bit out of the way, and on a reasonably good dirt road to get there, but it was worth the trip. Shame that you could not climb to the top for the view, as the ground floor of the tower was like...More

Thank Ippy47
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Although you are unable to climb to the top of the tower the cliff surrounding the building provides a perfect vantage point for whale watching. We managed to walk out some way through the burnt out bushland to the rock clearing where we spotted a...More

Thank Stacey L
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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,

Thank Mad_travellor2
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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,...More

Thank francesca082
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Lynette M
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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.

Thank charles6346
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