Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)
Cross sectional view of the Boyd Tower to Leather Jacket Bay bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Boyd Tower to Leather Jacket Bay bushwalking trackOverview of this walks Grading
- Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
||3 hrs 30 mins
||Very steep (4/6)
|Quality of track
||Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
||Minimal directional signs (4/6)
||No experience required (1/6)
||Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
||Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testingSome more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.Gradient
2.4km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.5km is very steep. The remaining (740m) is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
Around 2.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 2.2km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.
2.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 1.3km is clearly signposted. The remaining (410m) has minimal directional signs.
This whole walk, 4.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
Around 3.6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.1km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.
Around 2.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged), whilst the remaining 2.1km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
This walk passes Far South Coast
fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE
rating and No fire ban
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 4 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS
Please check the RFS Website
for more information.Weather and ClimateWeather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Ben Boyd National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
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Ben Boyd National park is on the NSW South Coast, near Eden. The park was named and established in 1971, in the honour of Benjamin Boyd (1801-1851). Ben Boyd National park protects a wonderful section of coast line from Pambula to Green Cape, split into two distinct sections, one north of Eden and the other south. The park is well known for its contrasting red rocks, whale sighting, Boyd Tower, Green Cape Lighthouse and associated history. Ben Boyd National park offers some great insights into recent European history, Indigenous occupation and natural history. The park provides two campsites some other great recreational experiences.
Region: South Coast & Highlands Park fees Camping Facilities
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.