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Light to Light walk

“This was our first multi-day hike – the track was so easy to follow and the views were out of this world.”

Light to Light walk hugs the coastline between historic Boyds Tower and Green Cape Lightstation. It’s one of the best walks on the far south coast of NSW.

 The views are stunning and ever-changing – from heathland to forest, tea tree groves to banksia woodlands, and sheltered coves to towering red-rock platforms. Plus, with so many seafront vantage points, you can spot seals, seabirds and whales.

 Enjoy a small section of the walk – most sections of this walk are easy - or embark on a self-guided, multi-day hike, stop overnight and have a swim at the beach campgrounds.

Before you head out, be sure to download the app to your iPhone or Android device to accompany you on the walk. It’s full of great information about the area’s Aboriginal heritage, plants and animals, and much more.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Boyd’s Tower is in the southern section of Ben Boyd National Park. To get there:

  • Travel south from Eden on the Princes Highway for 18km
  • Turn off at Edrom Road and follow it to the turn off near the end of the road

Green Cape Lightstation is also in the southern section of Ben Boyd National Park. To get there:

  • Travel south from Eden on The Princes Highway for 18km
  • Turn off at Edrom Road and follow it for 6km
  • Turn right onto unsealed Green Cape Road and follow it for 21km

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - Dry weather only

Parking:

Parking is available at Green Cape Lightstation and Boyds Tower walking track. Parking is available at a number of points along the track, including Saltwater Creek and Bittangabee campgrounds and at Boyds Tower.

Important info

Distance:

30km (one-way)

Time suggested:

3 days each way

Difficulty:

Easy

You should know:

  • Always carry a first aid kit, plus sufficient food and water (you’ll need around 6 litres per person per day)
  • Be sure to wear a hat, sensible footwear and sunscreen and take appropriate weatherproof clothing and insect repellant
  • If you choose to walk the track in sections, consider car pooling ahead of time
  • Let someone know about your itinerary so that they can alert authorities if you're overdue
  • While the track offers easy walking along a well-marked route, it does cover some remote country – it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch and whale watch along the way
  • Strong rips and currents may be present at beaches along this walk – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
  • The campgrounds along the walk are equipped with picnic tables, barbecues, and toilet facilities.
  • Check the condition before setting out as some of the roads within the park can become boggy when it rains

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Light to Light walk, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk