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Self Guided Light to Light Pack-Free Walk

Self Guided Light to Light Walk

4-day Pack-Free 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 self-guided 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.

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Our Exclusive Walking APP

Designed by Life's An Adventure

In addition to track notes and maps our guests will receive access to a Walking App designed exclusively for Life’s An Adventure guests. Created by our experienced guides this fully interactive App include easy-to-follow walking notes with gps tracking, photos at track junctions and points of interest enroute as well as information about the natural environment. The app also calculate give average walking times, distances for each section and even optional side-trips as well as short and long options for each day’s walk. Customers will also be given the information on the google map platform, so each waypoint on each walk will be triggered when they arrive at that point, whether it be a fork in the track or point of interest. This gives real time feedback so you can see exactly where you are.

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Pack Free Self Guided Walk

Your overnight bags transported for you

Our self-guided walks are Pack-Free. Enjoy the freedom to walk with a small day pack carrying as little as your lunch, and water. Walking without the burden of a heavy pack makes all the difference to your enjoyment of the new landscapes you are exploring.

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Local accommodation

close to the trail

On your self-guided walking experience, you will stay in 4 star accommodation at Eden close to the trail. This waterfront accommodation on a large estate with immaculate gardens offers stunning coastal views, well-appointed ensuite rooms and a fantastic restaurant.

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Superb meals included

featuring local Produce

During your walk enjoy a superb two-course dinner in the hotel restaurant each evening featuring fresh regional specialities. Menus include the highest quality prime beef, lamb and fresh local seafood as well as vegetables grown in the hotel’s kitchen garden.

EPIRB

Personal Emergency Beacon

For extra safety

For peace of mind and safety all our guests have the option of requesting an emergency personal locator beacon to take with you when walking. This extra safety measure will give you peace of mind should the unexpected occur.

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Pre-departure On-line meeting

with one of our experienced guides

We want your trip to be as care-free and smooth as possible that’s why before you embark on your self-guided walk, you have the option of a complimentary private online meeting with one of our experienced guides. They will happily talk through the trip with you, answer any questions and talk to you about the upcoming weather and any inherent risk.

Flexibility and Freedom

Discover on your own

Self-guided walking holidays offer flexibility and freedom to discover at your own pace.  Our track notes are created by our experienced guides who know these tracks back to front, simply follow our walking app or track notes as you meander along the track on your own journey of discovery.

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Tour Itinerary

Walk Inclusions
Self Guided Light to Light Pack-Free Walk

  • Pack Free walk – carry as little as your water, lunch and camera each day.
  • A walking APP with GPS coordinates on your walk
  • Detailed maps and trail notes
  • Optional use of an EPIRB/PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) if required.
  • Transfers to the trail each day
  • 3 x dinners
  • 3 x packed walker’s lunches
  • 3 x breakfasts
  • Your overnight bags will be transferred
  • 3 nights accommodation at superb waterfront accommodation
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • National Park Pass
  • No Credit Card Fees
Day 1: Arrival Day Eden
Self Guided Light to Light Pack-Free Walk

Choice to drive yourself to Eden or fly to Merimbula where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation in Eden. Enjoy the next 3 nights at this wonderful boutique 4-star property set on the waterfront offering stunning views across the bay.  The rest of the day is at leisure to walk along the beachfront or explore the properties sprawling lawns and lush gardens. Tonight enjoy a superb two-course dinner in the restaurant.

Day 2: Boyds Tower – Saltwater Creek Track
Self Guided Light to Light Pack-Free Walk

DEPARTURE TIME: 8.00am

TRANSFERS: Our driver will provide transfer to and from the trail today. Morning 25-minute transfer to the start of the trail. Afternoon 25-minute transfer to your accommodation

WALK GRADE: 13.2km. 4.5 hours walking with breaks. Medium grade.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast this morning our driver will drop you off at the start of your walk. Begin your 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. You pass open grassy areas where you may see eastern grey kangaroos grazing. Hike through coastal forests and heath and across red-rocked platforms.  View headlands along the way from where you might be able to see a lighthouse. Follow the trail and lookout for seals and seabirds year-round, or migrating whales in season, particularly between September and November. Finally head to the pristine Saltwater Creek Beach to cool down with a swim or surf. After your walk you will be met by your driver who will transfer you back to your charming accommodation. Tonight enjoy a 2 course dinner in the restaurant featuring fresh local produce.

Day 3: Saltwater Creek – Bittangabee Bay
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TRANSFERS: Our driver will provide transfers from the accommodation to and from the trail today.

WALK GRADE: 9km. 3 hours with breaks. Medium grade.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast, your driver will drop you back at Bittangabee Bay to continue your walk on the track. You will be taking in stunning and ever-changing views passing banksia woodlands, sheltered coves and red-rock platforms. Explore Bittangabee Bay Ruins and 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. You 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 your walk, your driver will meet you and return you to the accommodation for a relaxing dinner in the restaurant.

 

Day 4: Bittangabee Bay – Green Cape
Self Guided Light to Light Pack-Free Walk

TRANSFERS: Our driver will provide transfers from the accommodation to and from the trail today.

WALK GRADE: 7kms. 3 hours walking one way with breaks. Medium grade.

ITINERARY: After a leisurely breakfast,  our driver will return you to finish the final section of the walk towards Green Cape Light station your 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. Enjoy plenty of good vantage points 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 your walk your driver will meet you and either drop you back to your accommodation to collect your car or will drop you at Merimbula airport to catch a flight home.

Tour Prices

and selecting a date of your choice

With self-guided walks you are able to choose a date of your choice subject to availability.
This walk can be done all year round, however from June to August temperatures are cool.

Once you make your booking, it will remain pending until we confirm availability at your accommodation, once this is done we will contact you to make your deposit/payment. Please do not book flights until your walk is confirmed.


FIRST TIME TRAVELLER
$ 1199 /p

First time traveller with Life's An Adventure

DEPARTURES

4 day …….. $1199

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PAST PASSENGER
$ 1099 /p

Travelled with Life's An Adventure previously

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4 day …….. $1099

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OPTIONAL
$ Xtras /p

SOLO TRAVELLERS
Unfortunately due to safety reasons we require a minimum of 2 walkers on our self guided walks.

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your 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.
  • 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.
  • Your detailed self-guided kit will be sent to you 6 weeks prior to your walk.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, lost luggage, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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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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