Light to Light walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 30km

  • Duration: 2-3 days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Boyds Tower Rd, Edrom

  • End: Boyds Tower Rd, Edrom

  • Location: Ben Boyd National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 581 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -37.10458256

  • Longitude: 149.9511021

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Light to Light walk is a 30km, grade 4 one way hike, located in the Ben Boyd National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2-3 days to complete.

Hike Summary

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.

About the region

Ben Boyd National Park spans 47km of rocky coastline and sheltered inlets. Located near the whale watching town of Eden on the far South Coast of NSW, its crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkelling and swimming.

Ben Boyd National Park is separated into 2 areas, split by Twofold Bay. Take your pick from the sparkling lakes and surf beaches in the park’s Pambula-Haycock area to the rocky cliffs and beachside campgrounds in the Green Cape area.

Its spectacular sea-carved landscape is a striking display of folded red rock platforms that contrast against the sapphire blue water of the ocean.

Getting there

To Boyd's Tower picnic area. Boyd's Tower is in the southern section of Ben Boyd National Park. To get there:Travel south from Eden on the Princes Highway for 18kmTurn off at Edrom Road and follow it to the turn off near the end of the roadGreen Cape Lightstation is also in the southern section of Ben Boyd National Park. To get there:Travel south from Eden on The Princes Highway for 18kmTurn off at Edrom Road and follow it for 6kmTurn right onto unsealed Green Cape Road and follow it for 21km Park entry points Boyd's Tower picnic area See on map Road quality Check the condition before setting out as some of the roads within the park can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at Green Cape Lightstation and Boyds Tower walking track. Parking is available at a number of points along the track, including Saltwater Creek and Bittangabee campgrounds and at Boyds Tower.


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

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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