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Light to Light walk

Ben Boyd National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Light to Light walk.

Track grading

Grade 4

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  • Time

    2 - 3 days

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    30km one-way

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

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    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

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    Check the condition before setting out as some of the roads within the park can become boggy when it rains.

    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.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Ben Boyd National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Camp at Bittangabee Beach campground and see lyrebirds performing their characteristic dance and tail display.

    Spring

    Visit Green Cape Lighthouse or Boyds Tower to spot whales migrating south to their Antarctic feeding grounds - you might even see females with young calves.

    Summer

    Plan a camping trip to Saltwater Creek - to enjoy the lagoons and beautiful surf beach.

    Winter

    Take the Light to Light walk when it's nice and cool and the banksias are in bloom.

    Facilities

    The campgrounds along the walk are equipped with picnic tables, barbecues, and toilet facilities.

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    Safety messages

    This multi-day walk covers some remote country. It's a good idea to take a first aid kit and let someone know about your itinerary so that they can alert authorities if you're overdue.

    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Light to Light walk

    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 (south of Eden). There is no park entry fee for the northern section of the park (north of Eden). The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring correct change.

      Buy an annual pass.
      • Merimbula
        (02) 6495 5000
        Contact hours: 10am-3pm Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods.
      • Corner Sapphire Coast and Merimbula Drives, Merimbula NSW
      • Email: FSCR@environment.nsw.gov.au
        Fax: (02) 6495 5055
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    Light to Light walk, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk