The Outback, Broken Hill. Credit: Maxime Coquard;Destination NSW
View of New England. Credit: Destination NSW; Murray Vanderveer
Kiama, South Coast. Credit: Destination NSW; Murray Vanderveer
Light to Light Walk
Green Cape Lightstation Keeper's Cottages
Rest and rejuvenate at the historic Green Cape Lightstation Keeper's Cottages after completing the Sapphire Coast Light to Light Walk. Beautifully restored with nautical decor and open fireplaces, the three self-contained cottages offer impressive coastal views.
Light to Light Walk - Ben Boyd National Park
The Sapphire Coast Light to Light Walk is an easy scenic 30 km walk that winds its way through Ben Boyd National Park between Boyds Tower and Green Cape Lightstation near the town of Eden. Explore the far South Coast's spectacular coastline discovering unspoilt beaches, heathland and forest, and historical sites along the way. It is recommended you allow three days to complete this walk.
Begin the coastal trek from Boyds Tower and admire this historic sandstone building originally intended to be a lighthouse. Follow the trail and lookout for seals and seabirds year-round, or migrating whales in season, particularly between September and November. Head to the pristine Saltwater Creek Beach to cool down with a swim or surf and enjoy the remote and intimate camping experience offered at the Saltwater Creek campgrounds.
Continue along the trail on day two, 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, or enjoy fishing in this pristine environment (a fishing license is required). Venture to the nearby Bittangabee Bay Ruins and explore the remnants of incomplete structures dating back to the 1840s. Enjoy a barbeque and rest up for the journey ahead by pitching a tent at the Bittangabee campgrounds.
Continue south towards Green Cape Lightstation following 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.
The Light to Light Walk can be started from either Boyds Tower or Green Cape Lightstation and is accessible by car. Parking is available near Green Cape Lightstation and Boyds Tower in Eden, as well as by Saltwater Creek and Bittangabee campgrounds. Be sure to take along plenty of water, adequate sun protection, and comfortable footwear and clothing.