Please note day three and four of the Light to Light walk were affected by the January 2020 bushfires. When this walk is re-established we will add this back into our itinerary in the meantime we have replaced these walks with the following walks in this region.
DAY 2: LIGHT TO LIGHT TRAIL
Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape
TRAIL NOTES: 7kms Medium Grade. Terrain is a combination of gentle hills with occasional steps and short hills.
WALK ITINERARY: After a leisurely breakfast, set out 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. If you’re lucky you may also spot a sea eagle riding the thermal air currents in slow majestic circles, or hovering low over the water before dropping down to catch fish or waterfowl. The Green Cape lighthouse commenced operations in 1883 as part of a plan by Francis Hixson to ‘light the coast like a street with lamps’. This was an especially important development in an age when coastal shipping offered the main communication and supply line between isolated coastal communities and ports such as Sydney and Melbourne. At 29m tall, it was the largest mass concrete structure built in NSW up until that time. Today the light’s operation is fully automated and the NPWS manages the site. After your walk, transfer back to your accommodation. Tonight enjoy dinner in the restaurant.
DAY 3: BOURNA NATIONAL PARK
TRAIL NOTES: 9kms. 3 hours one way journey with breaks. Medium Grade WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast at the hotel, head out for the day’s adventure. Today we explore Bournda National Park for our walk to pretty Tathra Beach. The Kangarutha Track takes you through Bournda National Park. It is a moderately difficult, 9kms one way, full day walk. The track follows the coastline from Tathra’s Kianinny Bay to Turingal Head through Bournda National Park. This challenging walk has ocean vistas, sandy and pebbly beaches and a variety of coastal vegetation Afterwards, transfer back to your accommodation for a wonderful dinner in the restaurant.
DAY 4: Walk Barmouth Beach to Haycock Point
TRAIL NOTES: Walk 4.8kms. 119m elevation. 2 hours walking one way with breaks. Medium grade
WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast at the hotel, we head out for our day’s walk. Our walk takes us along the coastline and through the peaceful bushland taking in stunning views at Arched Rock Lookout known for its unusual rocky arch formed with the erosion of the sea. We reach Haycock Point with its pretty beach and interesting dome-shaped rock and rich red rock platforms. After our walk, return to your accommodation or transfer to Merimbula for a drop off at the airport. The end of a great journey.