Light to Light Walk: Explore the beautiful Sapphire Coast of NSW with this 3 day guided Light to Light walk. The walk leaves near Eden exploring a diversity of stunning coastline and habitats. Spend 2 nights at the boutique Seahorse Inn Hotel, in historic Boydtown. This hike has got to be one of New South Wales’ best-kept secrets. This scenic guided pack free 30km walk winds its way from the historic Boyds Tower to the charming 1883 Lighthouse at Green Cape. This dramatic landscape is a kaleidoscope of contrasts from the striking 320 million years old red rocky outcrops to coastal forests. Far from clinging to the coast, the walk meanders across the invisible boundaries that separate one set of plant habitats from another. As if stepping through a door, heathland gives away to tall open forests. Thick groves of tea tree or paperbark trees emerge into open coastal banksia woodlands or imposing forests of Woolly Butt.
Light to Light Walk
- Pack free walking! Makes is so much easier
- Amazing scenery and visiting historical sites
- Wonderful walking guide
- Great food and accommodation
- Bonus cruise around Twofold Bay is a treat
Your Light to Light 3-day walking holiday includes:
- Pack Free Walk – no overnight bags to carry
- Accommodation 2 nights at the boutique and luxurious Seahorse Hotel
- 3 lunches, 2 hot and cold breakfasts, 2 a la carte dinners served with wine
- Stunning boat cruise of the coastline
- Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
- Professionally guided
- Transfers from Merimbula Airport
- National Parks Fees
What is a Pack Free Walk?
If the idea of walking all day with a 40Lt pack on your back doesn't excite you then this Pack Free walk is suited to you. It has been designed so you can avoid carrying your clothes, tents and other gear in a heavy pack. On the Light to Light Walk all you'll carry each day is your camera and water.
Your accommodation on the walk
Spend your day hiking and your nights relaxing. There’s nothing better than returning to wonderful accommodation where you can rest and recharge your batteries. Our Light to Light Walk accommodation is for two night is the luxurious Seahorse boutique hotel located on the shores of beautiful Twofold Bay. This accommodation offers modern luxury with the ambience of old-world charm. Enjoy a cocktail or relaxing drink in the cocktail lounge before dinner. The accommodation has a choice of king or twin beds.
Explore the marine life of Eden
As an added bonus the Light to Light Walk also includes a special cruise on day two. You'll cruse the stunning and colourful coastline around Eden by boat. If lucky we will encounter marine life such as dolphins and seals and in November we may even spot a migrating whale.
Light to Light Walk Itinerary
Day 1: Walk Boyds Tower – Saltwater Creek Track
13.2km. 4.5 hours walking with breaks. Medium grade. Undulating terrain with short steep hills.
Several short steep ascents and descents. The track is well-formed with a firm surface and some rough, narrow sections.
Meet your guide, at 8am in the foyer of the Seahorse Inn. You're transferred to the beginning of the coastal trek at the northern end overlooking Twofold Bay from Boyds Tower and admire this historic sandstone building originally intended to be a lighthouse. We pass open grassy areas such as between Mowarry Point and Leather Jacket Bay, you may see eastern grey kangaroos grazing.
Between the gently curving rocky landscapes of Leatherjacket Bay and Mowarry Point, we hike through coastal forests and heath and across red-rocked platforms. We follow the trail and look out for seals and seabirds year-round, or migrating whales in season, particularly between September and November. Finally, we head to the pristine Saltwater Creek Beach to cool down with a swim or surf. After our walk, we transfer to the charming waterfront Seahorse Inn Hotel for our next 2 nights accommodation. Tonight enjoy dinner in the restaurant featuring fine dining served with wine.
Day 2: Walk Saltwater Creek to Bittangabee Bay and afternoon cruise
9kms. 3 hours one way journey with breaks. Medium Grade.
Sections of coastal forest, heath and rock platforms. Some steep hills and gentle hills, occasional steps and some rough. The track has a firm surface; some sand.
After breakfast at the hotel, we head out to start our walk at Saltwater Creek. We will be taking in stunning and ever-changing views passing banksia woodlands, sheltered coves and red-rock platforms. Stop for a dip at the small and scenic Bittangabee Beach in Bittangabee Bay, then on to the nearby Bittangabee Bay Ruins and explore the remnants of incomplete structures dating back to the 1840s.
We also pass vital ecosystems such as heathlands which are home to a remarkable diversity of plant and animal species, many of which occur only in this habitat. In spring and early summer, heathland areas come alive with an array of honeyeaters and other nectar-feeding birds. After our walk, we will head to our cruise boat for a stunning cruise of the pristine and colourful coastline. Encounter birdlife and if we are lucky seals and dolphins (in November you may even spot a migrating whale). Afterwards, transfer back to the Seahorse Inn Hotel for a wonderful dinner in the restaurant featuring fine wine.
Day 3: Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape
8.5kms Medium Grade. 3 hours.
A combination of gentle hills with occasional steps, short steep hills, and flat areas.
We set out on our final day towards Green Cape Light station, our final destination. Follow a trail that was traditionally travelled by lightkeepers taking supplies that were off-loaded at Bittangabee Bay; look closely for remnants of the old horse-drawn tram track. You’ll find a walkway to the lookout at the tip of Green Cape where you can stop to look for dolphins and take in stunning views across Disaster Bay. Stroll down to the end of the rocky cape and with plenty of good vantage points looking out to the sea, the walk offers an ideal chance to look for whales migrating along the coastline – especially during autumn and spring.
Watch out also for seals or seabirds plunging into the ocean waters for a feed of fish. The Green Cape lighthouse commenced operations in 1883. Today the light’s operation is fully automated and the NPWS manages the site. Afterwards, our guides will drop you at Merimbula airport at 2.45 pm for your return flight to Sydney.
Numbers on the walk
There will be a maximum of 10 walkers for the Light to Light walk.
Light to Light Walk Add Ons:
Pre or Post tour night Package:**
Choose a pre tour night at the Seahorse Inn Hotel. Package includes:
- 2 x Dinners on night 1 of arrival
- 2 x breakfasts the following day
- Airport transfers from Merimbula airport to hotel on arrival if needed
Prices shown above.
3 day walk Single Supplement:*
We understand that you may wish to have your own room at the Seahorse Inn for 2 nights.
Prices shown above.
Private Group Bookings:
If you have a group of 10–12 people you can choose a date of your choice, subject to availability. Contact us to discuss.
We advise you take out Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
Life's An Adventure are currently following advice from Government Authorities and Health Officials on stringent protocols which are required during that time. This advice is changing weekly and we will continue to monitor these in regards to group sizes and restrictions.
We have vigilant hand and vehicle sanitising, pre-walk questionnaire screening for clients, client briefing on COVID safe practices and implementing current social distancing measures. Masks are mandatory during bus transfers to the trail. For travel within your own state you have the option to drive where possible to our walks.
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