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Light to Light Walk, Sapphire Coast NSW

Light to Light Walk

A guided Pack Free 3 day walk

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 wonderfu 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 Guides
We call our guides CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your walking holiday is everything you hoped it would be. Our guides are wonderful at bringing 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 Bettena’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
  • 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: Boyds Tower – Saltwater Creek Track
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.

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 lookout 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. Afterwards we return to the Seahorse Inn Hotel. 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.

 

Day 2: Saltwater Creek – Bittangabee Bay - Cruise
Light to Light Walk, Sapphire Coast NSW

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 eco systems 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.

Day 3: Bittangabee Bay – Green Cape
Light to Light Walk, Sapphire Coast NSW

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 light keepers 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 2.45pm for your return flight to Sydney.

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 prefect 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

Scheduled Departures.
This tour is running on the following dates and spot specials are available on all dates
4 March 2019
22 March 2019
5 April 2019

To check real time availability on all our NSW walking tours please see information below.

Special Group Dates:
If you are a group of 8 or more we can schedule a departure of your choice subject to availability.
Please contact us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

 

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Tour Prices

Spot Special save $150 per person.

Spot Special of $150 per person are available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Special conditions apply to Earlybird saving - see details below.


Spot Special Price
$ 1349 /p

Pack Free Walk
2 x nights accommodation Seahorse Inn boutique hotel
2 x delicious restaurant dinners
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
Fine wine served with dinner
National Parks Fees
No credit card fees
Professional Guides

Spot Special price $1349
Save $150 per person

Book & Pay in full at time of booking.

Normal Price  $1499
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Private Group Spot Special Price $1299
Save $200 per person

Departure of your choice – subject to availability. Available for groups of 8 – 12 people. Book & Pay in full at time of booking.

Group of 8 or more Normal Price $1449
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

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Single Supplement

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

Exclusive Group Departures

Exclusive departure dates can be organised for groups of 8 or more.

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 QBE Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

Booking Conditions

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A $250 deposit is required at time of booking to secure your place with final payments due 8 weeks prior to departure. (unless purchasing red hot specials or earlybird specials – in which case full payment is due to time of booking). Note: If you are booking within 8 weeks of your departure date – we will require full payment at 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 this is on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made on-line via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card Fees Apply.
  • 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 time of initial booking. 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.
  • Cancellations are not permitted on red hot specials or earlybird discounts, however changes to an alternative date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to injury, minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.
  • Where a tour is altered due to unsuitable weather conditions, our guides will provide the best alternative itinerary possible, no refunds are provided for cancelled activities on tour.

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: 4/23 Narabang Way,
    Belrose NSW 2085. (Regional office: 6955 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur Tasmania. All enquiries to be directed to Head Office).
  • 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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