After spending many weeks sleeping in a bed, inside a house, it was about time to give our tent another outing. Our choice, Ben Boyd National Park.
Ben Boyd National Park
Ben Boyd National Park stretches along the coast, both North and South of Eden, New South Wales. With red rocks, turquoise water and lots of wildlife it’s a little piece of paradise. And the perfect place for a camping trip. We picked a nice section of the walk that goes through the park. From Salt Water Beach to Boyd Tower, a tower that was built in 1847 by Benjamin Boyd. Initially designed as a lighthouse but later used as a watchtower to spot whales coming into the bay in the time of big whaling business. Now it’s a calm and peaceful place.
Camping at Mowarry Beach
After a few hours walking we arrived at the spot we wanted to camp at, paradise beach, or officially called Mowarry Beach. We set up camp and then went skinny dipping in the beautiful, crystal clear water. When we had lit a fire and were enjoying a glass of wine, a school of dolphins came really close to the beach so we had a great wildlife show. After dinner and some more wine by the fire we decided to call it a night.
The next morning was nice and sunny. And just after breakfast we even spotted a whale not far from the beach! It was hard to leave this beautiful spot but after another refreshing swim we had to pack up and get going. Along the walk to Boyd Tower we saw so many kangaroos, wallabies, black cockatoos, goannas and even a snake. Such a privilege to see all this amazing wildlife in its natural habitat!
Really, if you haven’t been to Australia yet, put it at the top of your priority list!