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Light to Light walk

Ben Boyd National Park

Overview

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
Ben Boyd National Park
Distance
30km one-way
Time suggested
2 - 3 days
Grade
Grade 4
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

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

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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 (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 office
      02 6495 5000
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods, 10am to 3pm.
    • 47 Merimbula Drive, cnr Sapphire Coast Drive, Merimbula NSW 2548
    • Email: fscr@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Aerial view of Bittangabee Bay, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH