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Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walking track

Green Cape area in Beowa National Park

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Upgrades to Light to Light Walk

Upgrades to Light to Light walking track are underway and should be completed by late 2024. Check for current and upcoming closures here. The date has been impacted by ongoing wet weather and additional track improvements. Find out more about the investment being made to upgrade Light to Light Walk in Beowa National Park.

A section of the 30km Light to Light walk, Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walk covers 13.2km through scenic coast forest, with opportunities for swimming, fishing and birdwatching. 

13.2km one-way
Time suggested
4hrs 30min - 5hrs 30min
Grade 4
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Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching or whale watching
  • Firewood is not supplied
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters. Please note that netting and spear fishing are not permitted in the park, and you’re not allowed to collect crustaceans and marine animals from the rocks.
  • Be sure to download the Light to Light walk app for iPhone or Android before you set out. The app offers plenty of information about the area’s Aboriginal heritage, plants and animals. You can also download an audio tour and listen to the appropriate sections between Boyds Tower and Saltwater Creek.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park.

For an enticing sample of Light to Light walk, consider tracing a smaller section of its 30km, from Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walking track.

This invigorating walk undulates south past spectacular coastal forest, sandy beaches, rocky bays, sheltered inlets and ocean platforms. Leather Jacket Bay offers a scenic stretch of red rocks, coloured by iron oxide which cemented the sand particles together some 320 million years ago. And, if you’re after somewhere small and peaceful, Mowarry provides a picturesque sandy beach where you can go fishing or swimming.

There’s plenty of spots along the way to stop for picnics, swimming, fishing, or birdwatching. Flowers bloom in the woollybutt forest during spring. Whales frequent the area from late May to early December, making it a great time for whale watching.

Choose to stay overnight at the remote campsite near Mowarry Point or the popular Saltwater Creek campground. To enhance your visit further, check out the smartphone apps for iPhone or Android to access available audio tours.

Take a virtual tour of Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • Boyds Tower with missing section where it was struck by lightning, Beowa National Park near Eden. Photo: John Spencer, © DCCEEW

    Boyds Tower

    Boyds Tower is the starting point of the Light to Light walk. Near Eden, this accessible landmark tells the story of Benjamin Boyd who built the tower in 1847. Visit for some of the best whale watching on the NSW south coast.

  • At the end of accessible Boyds Tower walking track in Beowa National Park near Eden, a viewpoint overlooks the sapphire sea and red cliffs. Photo: John Spencer, © DCCEEW

    Boyds Tower walking track

    Take an easy walk to historic Boyds Tower near Eden, find out about local history and marine animals, and enjoy whale watching from the lookouts.

  • Light to Light walkers standing on the red rocks at Bittangabee Bay. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Light to Light walk

    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.

  • Surfers on the beach at Saltwater Creek campground, Beowa National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

    Saltwater Creek campground

    Remote and secluded, Saltwater Creek campground offers swimming, fishing, surfing, paddling and walking in Beowa National Park, near Eden on the far south coast.


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 at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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