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Light to Light walk

Green Cape area in Ben Boyd National Park

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Overview

Fire affected area

Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.

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.

Where
Green Cape area in Ben Boyd National Park
Distance
30km one-way
Time suggested
2 - 3 days
Grade
Grade 4
Trip Intention Form

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Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sturdy shoes, suitable clothing, sunscreen
Please note
  • Take appropriate weatherproof clothing, insect repellant and sufficient food and water (you’ll need around 6 litres per person per day).
  • If you choose to walk the track in sections, consider car pooling ahead of time.
  • 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

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.

Rest your head and have a hot shower at Telegraph Station bunkhouse near Green Cape Lighthouse – a great short stay accommodation option for Light to Light walkers. 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 cultural heritage, plants and animals and much more.

Take a virtual tour of Light to Light walk captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Distant view of Green Cape Lighthouse and outbuildings set on rugged coastal terrain with rocky reefs. Photo: John Spencer © DPIE

    Green Cape Lighthouse

    Green Cape Lighthouse, around 45min south of Eden, is the southernmost lighthouse in NSW. Towering above Green Cape Lightstation Keepers’ Cottages, soak up the maritime heritage and spot migrating whales.

 

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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