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Light to Light Walk, Sapphire Coast NSW

Light to Light walk

A guided Pack Free 3 day walk

The South Coast of NSW suffered from significant bushfires in January 2020. Some residents lost their homes and for many, they will also lose their livelihoods relying heavily on tourism as their main source of income. At Life’s An Adventure we believe it is important to support this community in their hour of need, by continuing to run our tours here. We have created a new itinerary showcasing a range of walks and experiences in the area that has not been affected. Our accommodation has NOT been impacted by the fires, so that part of our journey is unchanged. There is still much beauty and wildlife to be enjoyed in this area and we would love to show this to our guests. 

Note as our original walks are gradually reopened – we will add these back into our program.

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One of New South Wales best-kept secrets is the amazing Light to Light Walk situated on the Sapphire Coast near Eden in New South Wales.

This scenic guided Pack Free 30km walk winds its way from the historic Lighthouse at 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.

A walking tour with all the creature comforts

Pack Free Walk
Our Pack Free walk has been designed so you can avoid carrying your clothes and gear in a heavy pack. Walk each day with as little as your camera and water and spend your time enjoy the delights of this wonderful area.

2 nights at the luxurious Seahorse Boutique hotel
After a day’s hiking experience, there’s nothing better than returning to wonderful accommodation where you can rest and recharge your batteries. Our accommodation for two night is the luxurious Seahorse boutique hotel located on the shores of pretty Twofold Bay commanding stunning views to Eden. This accommodation offers modern luxury with the ambience of old world charm. Relax and unwind in the Cocktail Lounge before dinner taking in the beautiful views.

Extra ‘Wow’ Factor cruise
To make your journey extra special we have included a special cruise on day 2. See the stunning and colourful coastline by boat as well as an array of birdlife. If we are lucky we will encounter marine life such as dolphins and seals and in November we may even spot a migrating whale.

Personalised Tours
Our tours are designed for a maximum of 10 walkers, however, if you have a bigger group, please contact us to see if we can accommodate you.

Our Guide
Our guide which we refer to as our Chief Experience Officer is passionate about this area’s flora, fauna and history. They will ensure your walking holiday is everything you hoped it would be and bring the group together as well as sharing their love of the environment in which you will travel.

Fabulous meals featuring local produce
In the evenings we dine in the elegant Bettina’s a la carte restaurant. With its open fireplaces and modern cuisine featuring local seafood, there is no better way to finish the day. All dinners include fine wine to enjoy with your meal.

 

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What Life’s An Adventure is renowned for?

3 Day Light to Light Walk

Your 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 pristine and colourful coastline
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Professionally guided – Our guides are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Transfers from Merimbula Airport
  • National Parks Fees

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Morning Kayak Kiah River - Afternoon walk Mt Imlay
Light to Light Walk, Sapphire Coast NSW

PRE TOUR DAY: Flights are available with Rex Airlines from Sydney or Melbourne to Merimbula. These will need to be booked independently. Please fly in the evening before the tour starts. Pre-tour accommodation and transfers can be arranged at the Seahorse Inn. Please select this option when booking if required.

REVISED ITINERARY DUE TO BUSHFIRES:
Please note day one’s walk Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek Track was affected by the January 2020 bushfires. When this walk is re-established we will add this back into our itinerary.

Morning Kayak Kiah River – Afternoon walk Mt Imlay
Walk: 6kms. Elevation 600m.

Meet your guide in the foyer of the Seahorse Inn at 8.00am for transfer to the start of our adventure. This morning we enjoy a relaxed wilderness kayak on the peaceful waters of the Kiah River. Listen to the bird calls as we glide upstream, where azure kingfishers and Gippsland water dragons are often seen, as we make our way towards Twofold Bay. Afterwards, we walk through dry eucalypt forests and grassy woodlands to Mount Imlay summit a 6-kilometre challenging walk. This is a great walk for birdwatching including the local yellow-tailed black cockatoos and lyrebirds. 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.

ORIGINAL ITINERARY: Boyds Tower – Saltwater Creek Track. Meet your guide in the foyer of the Seahorse Inn at 8.00am for transfer to the start of our walk. We begin our coastal trek at the northern end overlooking Twofold Bay from Boyds Tower and admire this historic sandstone building originally intended to be a lighthouse. Boyd’s Tower was constructed in the late 1840s as part of an ambitious plan by Benjamin Boyd to establish Eden as a major commercial port. He was however denied official approval to use the tower as a lighthouse and the main use for this tower came from shore-based whales of the coastline. 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. Marvel how Mowarry point has a direct line of sight to both Boyds Tower and Green Cape. See if you can pick out other headlands along the way from where you might be able to see a lighthouse. 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.
Photo and map of original walk

Light to Light Pack-Free Guided Walk - Day 1

Day 2: Morning Cruise Twin Fold Bay - Afternoon Bourna National Park
Light to Light Walk, Sapphire Coast NSW

REVISED ITINERARY DUE TO BUSHFIRES:
Please note day two’s walk Saltwater Creek to Bittangabee Bay was affected by the January 2020 bushfires. When this walk is re-established we will add this back into our itinerary.

After breakfast at the hotel, we head out for the day’s adventure. In the morning we 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). After lunch we travel to 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 the Seahorse Inn Hotel for a wonderful dinner in the restaurant featuring fine wine.

ORIGINAL ITINERARY: Saltwater Creek to Bittangabee Bay and Cruise. 9kms. 3 hours one way journey with breaks. Medium Grade
After breakfast at the hotel, we head out for the day’s adventure. Today we 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. In the 1840s, the Imlay Brothers used Bittangabee Bay as a base for some of the early shore-based whaling operations undertaken in and around Twofold Bay. 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.

Photo and map of original walk

Light to Light Pack-Free Guided Walk - Day 2

Day 3: Morning cruise + Walk Barmouth Beach to Haycock Point
Light to Light Walk, Sapphire Coast NSW

REVISED ITINERARY DUE TO BUSHFIRES:
Please note day two’s walk Saltwater Creek to Bittangabee Bay was affected by the January 2020 bushfires. When this walk is re-established we will add this back into our itinerary.

After breakfast at the hotel, we head out for our last day’s activities. We start the morning on the water, on a journey through the estuary of the Pambula Lake Environment where we will learn about this region’s geology, formation and ecological significance. You will be hosted by a local oyster farmer who will give you an insight life on the river. If you love oysters you’ll even be able to taste these famous Sydney Rock Oysters fresh from the water. This scenic river has many indigenous middens and stunning scenery. Our boat will drop us at Barmouth Beach with its bright red rock platforms where we will start our walk to Hancock Point. 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, our guides will drop you at Merimbula airport at 2.45 pm for your return flight to Sydney.

ORIGINAL ITINERARY: Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape. After a leisurely breakfast, 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. 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. Afterwards, our guides will drop you at Merimbula airport at 2.45 pm for your return flight to Sydney.
Photo and map of original walk.

Light to Light Pack-Free Guided Walk - Day 3

Tour Accommodation

Light to Light Walk, Sapphire Coast NSW

Boutique Seahorse Hotel

2 nights accommodation

Spend two nights at the luxurious and boutique Seahorse Hotel. Offering stunning coastal views and modern decor with an old worm charm, this is the perfect place to rest after a day’s walk. The accommodation has a choice of king or twin beds.

Light to Light Walk, Sapphire Coast NSW

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Tour Availability

We run regular monthly tours from September to April every year. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

SPECIALS
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a Spot Specials savings of $150 per person. Conditions apply see pricing page.

Departure DateAvailabilitySpecial Offer
13 Nov 2020AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
5 March 2021AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
19 March 2021AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
16 April 2021AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings

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PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 8-10 people. Subject to availability. Free Group T’shirts also available – see details.
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Tour Prices

Great Savings on this seasons or next season's departures.

THIS SEASON:
Spot Special Discount of $150 per person are available on some departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See our departure dates page for applicable dates. Life's An Adventure Past Passenger save $100 per person extra. (see conditions below).

NEXT SEASON:
Book for next season Sept 2020 to May 2021 and take advantage of Super Earlybird Savings of $300 per person (Past Passengers Save $400 per person). Book and pay in full at time of booking to receive this special offer. Super Earlybird 30 April 2020.
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 8-10 people can save $50 per person off Normal Prices when they book a departure. Choose the date of your choice subject to availability. Or enjoy a $200 savings if you book and pay in full at time of booking. Free Group T'shirts also available enquire for details.


THIS SEASON From
$ 1349 /p

Prices for those doing their first walk with us

THIS SEASON’S DEPARTURES
Oct 2019 to Apr 2020

Spot Special Price*………. $1349
Normal Price………………. $1499

*Spot Special savings available on specific departures only when you book and pay in full. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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THIS SEASON - PAST PASSENGER From
$ 1249 /p

Travelled with Life's An Adventure previously

THIS SEASON’S DEPARTURES
Oct 2019 to Apr 2020

Spot Special Price*………. $1249
Normal Price………………. $1399

*Spot Special savings available on specific departures only when you book and pay in full. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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Private Group Price From
$ 1299 /p

Your own Private Group of 8-10 guests

PRIVATE GROUPS
8-10 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.

THIS SEASON’S DEPARTURES:
Oct 2019 to Apr 2020

Group Spot Special Price*…. $1299
Normal Group Spot Special Price… $1449

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NEXT SEASON’S DEPARTURES:
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

Super Earlybird Group Price*…. $1149
Normal Group Price………………. $1449

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$100 extra Past Passenger discount available for those in the group that have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously. Email us for your special code.

*Special Group or Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you book and pay in full at time of booking by 30 April 2020. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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BOOK NOW FOR NEXT SEASON from
$ 1199 /p

Super Earlybirds Out Now

NEXT SEASON’S DEPARTURES
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

Super Earlybird Price*…..$1199
Normal Price………………. $1499

$100 extra Past Passenger discount available for those in the group that have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously. Email us for your special code.

*Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you book and pay in full by 30 April 2020. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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Pre-tour Night Seahorse Inn

Pre-tour nights can be booked at time of booking at Seahorse Inn.
Standard room including continental breakfast: $250 per room
Deluxe room including continental breakfast: $420 per room

Single Supplement

Singles not wanting to share and requesting their own room. Add $194.
Subject to availability at time of booking.

Discount Information:

  • PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.
  • EARLYBIRD, SPRING MADNESS & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour.
  • Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise taking our 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. We have organised through NIB Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • We advise taking our 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.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Cancellation Policy and Conditions of Travel

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: 4/23 Narabang Way,
    Belrose NSW 2085.

    WALKING THE THREE CAPES:
    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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