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Ben Boyd Tower

Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Love the History!

It is a bit out of the way, and on a reasonably good dirt road to get there, but it was worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ippy47
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Nowra, Australia
Perfect vantage point for whale watching

Although you are unable to climb to the top of the tower the cliff surrounding the building... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stacey L
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Canberra
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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 May 8, 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 May 5, 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 April 24, 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 April 22, 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
Reviewed April 18, 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...More

Thank Andrewktm450
Reviewed April 15, 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.

Thank Middlo
Reviewed April 2, 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

Thank StrzDeb
Reviewed March 1, 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!

Thank CarrieMelb
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