Together the park and reserve protect an important area of coastal plant and animal communities, including old growth forest, extensive heathland, estuarine and freshwater wetlands, dune ecosystems, a large number of threatened native animal species and biogeographically significant plant species.
A number of cultural features are found in the park, most notably Boyds Tower, Green Cape lightstation and the ruins at Bittangabee Bay associated with whaling and lighthouse activities, as well as a large number of Aboriginal sites.
First published in November 2010; reprinted March 2021 with amendments.
The Ben Boyd National Park and Bell Bird Creek Nature Reserve Plan of Management was amended in 2021. The amendment enables the Light to Light Walk project in the southern section of Ben Boyd National Park. The project includes a realigned walking track between Boyds Tower and Green Cape Lighthouse and new accommodation to provide a hut-to-hut style experience for walkers.
We have also updated the format of the plan of management to be consistent with contemporary Department of Planning, Industry and Environment publication standards, including ensuring accessibility.