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Light to Light Walk, Sapphire Coast NSW

Light to Light walk

A guided Pack Free 4 day walk

Walking is only part of the adventure on a Life’s An Adventure guided walk. On this fantastic 4 day guided walk you’ll explore one of New South Wales’ best-kept secrets is the amazing Light to Light Walk situated on the Sapphire Coast near Eden. 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. In addition you will stay at the superb historic Sea Horse Boutique Hotel, take to the sea to explore the marine life and enjoy superb restaurant meals with wine each evening.

NOTE: This tour includes an arrival day (including accommodation) and 3 days walking.

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Pack Free Walk

Walk with as little as your water and lunch

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.

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Fabulous meals featuring local produce

including local wines

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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Seahorse Boutique hotel

4 star 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 three nights is in 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. The accommodation has a choice of king or twin beds.

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Personalised Tours

Maximum of 10 walkers

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.

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Extra 'Wow' Factor cruise

Explore the marine life of Eden

To make your journey extra special we have included a special cruise on day 3. 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.

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Our CEO Guide

Chief Experience Officer

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.

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21 Tourism Awards of Excellence

including Australia's best Adventure Tourism Company

Life’s an Adventure have won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

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Genuinely all-inclusive

We provide a genuinely all-inclusive experience. When you travel with us you won’t need to keep putting your hand in your pocket to pay for additional items not included in your tour, such as meals, wine and activities.  Often these are hidden costs which can add up considerably when purchasing higher priced items.

NO Credit Cards Fees!

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NEW Flexiwalk Add-On

Cancel for any reason option

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
Light to Light Walk, Sapphire Coast NSW

Your 4-day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free Walk – no overnight bags to carry
  • Accommodation 3 nights at the boutique and luxurious Seahorse Hotel
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 hot and cold breakfasts
  • 3 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
Day 1: Arrival Day Eden
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You can either drive or fly to this walk. If driving please meet us at the Seahorse Inn, Eden which will be our accommodation for the next 3 nights. If flying, flights are available with Rex Airlines from Sydney or Melbourne to Merimbula. These will need to be booked independently. Today is an arrival day to spend at leisure. Our tour starts after breakfast tomorrow. Tonight we’ll enjoy a lovely dinner at the Inn served with wine.

Day 2: Walk Boyds Tower – Saltwater Creek Track
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TRAIL NOTES: 13.2km. 4.5 hours walking with breaks. Medium grade. Undulating terrain with short steep hills.

TERRAIN: There are several short steep ascents and descents. The track is well-formed with a firm surface and some rough, narrow sections where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

WALK ITINERARY: After a hearty breakfast 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.

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Day 3: Morning Cruise then Saltwater Creek to Bittangabee Bay Walk
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TRAIL NOTES: 9kms. 3 hours one way journey with breaks. Medium Grade.

TERRAIN: Sections of coastal forest, heath and rock platforms. Some steep hills and gentle hills, occasional steps and some rough, rocky where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The track has a firm surface; some sand. 

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast at the hotel, we head out for the day’s adventure. This morning, 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, we had back to continueue 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.  Afterwards, transfer back to the Seahorse Inn Hotel for a wonderful dinner in the restaurant featuring fine wine.

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Day 4: Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape
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TRAIL NOTES: 8.5kms Medium Grade. 3 hours.

TERRAIN: A combination of gentle hills with occasional steps, short steep hills, and flat areas. 

WALK ITINERARY: 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.

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Tour Availability

DEPARTURE DATES:
We run regular monthly tours from August to May every year. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au


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Tour Prices

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Super Earlybird prices available on next season’s departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

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The following extras can be purchased with your tour

OCEAN VIEW ROOM UPGRADE
Couples can choose to upgrade to an Ocean View room at Seahorse Hotel. Subject to availability. Add $300 per couple for the entire stay (eg $100 extra per night for an Ocean View Room).
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SOLO TRAVELLERS
WILLING TO SHARE
If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM
For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost will be charged at the time of booking

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $370
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FlexiWalk Add-On – Cancel for Any Reason:
Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason.
Price: $269 per person.
See conditions below for full details.
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TRAVEL INSURANCE
We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

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PRIVATE GROUPS
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PRICES
Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

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FlexiWalk Option – Cancel for any Reason

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Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or 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. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

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.
  • No Credit Cards fees.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • 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.

Credit for cancelled activities

If a tour activity has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a credit for this missed activity can be applied to any future bookings. Click here.

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Contact Us
  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    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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