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Light to Light walk

Ben Boyd National Park


Begin this multi-day walk at Boyds Tower down the far south coast, and end at Green Cape Lighthouse. Stop for a swim and the opportunity to spot seals, seabirds and whales. Take a virtual tour of Light to Light walk with Google Street View.

Ben Boyd National Park
Time suggested
3 days
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • 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

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Ben Boyd National Park in the South Coast region
  • Ben Boyd National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies in the southern section of the park. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring correct change.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Merimbula
      (02) 6495 5000
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods.
    • Corner Sapphire Coast and Merimbula Drives, Merimbula NSW
    • Email:
      Fax: (02) 6495 5055
See more visitor info
Light to Light walk, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk