From breathtaking views and beachside camping to spotting whales and dolphins, the Light to Light walk, near Eden on the sparkling Sapphire Coast of NSW, is exhilarating. Amble on small sections or enjoy a three-day trek. You can even stay in a beautifully restored lighthouse keeper’s cottage.
Explore Ben Boyd National Park
Discover spectacular views, beautiful beaches and enchanting wilderness on the Light to Light walk in Ben Boyd National Park, near Eden, on the sparkling Sapphire Coast. You can enjoy small sections of the walk or embark on a three-day trek between Ben Boyds Tower and Green Cape Lighthouse.
Bring plenty of water and check out the bushwalking safety tips before starting this adventure on the far NSW South Coast. Begin the walk at either Boyds Tower or Green Cape and you can download a smartphone app from the National Parks and Wildlife Service for fascinating insights on the trail.
Below is an itinerary for a three-day trek.
Begin the coastal trek from Boyds Tower, built in 1847. You’ll spot seals and seabirds all year and migrating humpback whales in season from May to November. Head for the gorgeous Saltwater Creek Beach to cool down with a swim and enjoy the secluded camping experience at the Saltwater Creek campgrounds.
You’ll be amazed with ever-changing views, from banksia woodlands to sheltered coves and red-rock platforms. Stop for a dip in crystal-clear Bittangabee Bay. Explore the Bittangabee Bay Ruins and pitch your tent at Bittangabee campgrounds, which has barbecues and other amenities.
Continue to Green Cape Lighthouse on a trail that was traditionally travelled by lighthouse keepers with supplies off-loaded at Bittangabee Bay. Take the walkway to the Green Cape lookout for the breathtaking views. You can stay in the historic Green Cape Lightstation Keeper’s Cottages.