The 31km Light to Light walk hugs the coastline between historic Boyds Tower and Green Cape Lightstation and is one of the best walks on the far south coast of NSW.
The views are stunning and ever-changing – from heathland to forest, tea tree groves to banksia woodlands, and sheltered coves to towering red-rock platforms. Plus, with so many seafront vantage points, you can spot seals, seabirds and whales.
And if you prefer your walks with a few creature comforts then Light to Light Camps is the way to go. They offer 1, 2 and 3 night guided tours and services for independent bushwalkers.
"'Unspoilt' is a word used often to describe the Light to Light Walk and for good reason," said Jenny Robb of Light to Light Camps.
Accommodation is in a top quality OzTent and you sleep on a sturdy padded stretcher topped with a thick memory foam mattress. On the menu, lunch is usually wraps with either meat/salad or cheese/salad and dinner is a tasty BBQ with salad. You'll also get healthy snacks for the trail.
Other features on the Light to Light Camp walks include:
Pre-walk information with links to areas of interest (geology, marine life, birds, Aboriginal heritage)
Comfortable car transfers
And the walk can include additional night's stay at Green Cape Light Station cottages
"The night before the hike began we stayed in one of the lighthouse-keeper’s cottages at Green Cape – for walkers going the other way, this delightful experience is the reward for finishing the hike," wrote Rosyln Jolly in the Feb-Mar issue of Great Walks. "I’ve always wanted to stay at a lighthouse, so the 18 hours we spent at Green Cape were a dream come true."
Rosyln continued: "It was a compact group of four that set off at 7.30 the next morning, with 17km to walk before we reached camp that afternoon. Our way lay through alternating stretches of ancient melaleuca forest, open heath, and coastal woodland. Wildflowers speckled the ground, becoming more and more evident as our eyes grew attuned to spotting them.
"As is so often the way with Australian bushwalking, our ability to appreciate the subtle beauties of the vegetation increased the longer we were immersed in it. But there’s no doubting that the real star of this walk is the region’s unique geology..."
For more info on Light to Light Camps click here.