FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ):
(We’d like to acknowledge and thank John & Lyn Daly, authors of fantastic walking books, both within Australia and internationally. John & Lyn have generously allowed us to use their maps and notes on the Walk. http://www.takeawalk.com.au/)
- How hard is the walk? The Light to Light Walk is rated intermediate.
- 30km total length
- 55m ascent/descent
More details in Light to Light Walk Notes & Maps
- What is the rough itinerary?
- Day #1: We pick you up in Eden early and drive you to the start of the walk at Boyd’s Tower (approx. 45 mins). We then check you have your gear ready and comfortably fit your backpack before you leave us to begin your trek. You take your time, have a lunch break at one of the beautiful beaches, then continue on until you reach camp at Saltwater Creek. We will be there to greet you. You then have a hot shower, settle in for nibbles and a drink before dinner is served by the campfire. Finish with something sweet and tea/coffee before a well earned rest. (Day #1 distance: 13.2km)
- Day #2: Breakfast is enjoyed in the campsite before we pack your snacks for the next section, refill water and check other gear and off you go again.This walk is quite a bit shorter but you’ll be blown away again by the amazing scenery. Stop somewhere along the way for snacks and drinks – we’ll suggest some spots, then on to our campsite at beautiful Bittangabee Bay. Lunch will be ready for you when you arrive and you can choose to rest up or explore the amazing coastline and beach. Optional tours include snorkeling or sea kayaking. Explore the ruins on the bay before settling in for your second evening by the campfire. (Day #2 distance: 9km)
- Day #3: After breaky, off you go for the last leg of the journey – Bittangabee to Green Cape Lighthouse. This part of the walk reveals sections of ti-tree forest (nice and shady) and open heath where you may spot a roo or a very rare ground parrot. The lighthouse is in a magnificent location with almost 360 degree views and it is not unusual to spot seals, whales and dolphins playing off the coast. Our last lunch together will be a picnic at one of the viewing spots at or around the cape and quick view of the small graveyard for 71 victims of the Ly-ee-Moon disaster in 1886. We will be transporting you back to Eden (or beyond if pre-arranged) for a well earned rest. (Day #3 distance: 7km)
- Do we have a time limit each day?
- no. We want you to do this at your own pace and immerse yourself into this amazing wilderness;
- stop along the way – for photographs, for a swim, for a rest, or just to enjoy the place;
- our communication set up means you can tell us if you’re running a little later than anticipated so we don’t madly send for the rescue guys.
- What’s the camp set up like?
- twin share Oztent RV5-5, the best quality canvas around
- comfortable Oztent padded camp beds with super comfy mattresses
- fully lined Oztent sleeping bags, recommended by the pickiest camper
- a hot shower and change room in our pop up tent ensuite tent
- sturdy and comfortable Oztent camp chairs with attached table – brilliant! Somewhere to put your drink and nibbles!
- and all the stuff we need to cater for your every need: tables, chairs, cooking and cleaning set up and a fridge.
- What’s on the Menu?
Our food is plentiful, fresh, healthy, includes a wide choice and is planned around your experience on the Light to Light Track. Please ask if you need confirmation about any of the food we serve, and please advise of any food allergies well ahead of your tour. We will ask you to advise of any dietary preferences prior to the tour starting date. All meals can be made gluten-free if required.
- Breakfast (Days #2 & #3):
- Muesli, Tilba Milk yoghurt, berry or fruit compote
- Toast (your bread of choice) and accompaniments
- Day #1 baguettes with your choice of fillings: chicken waldorf or mediterranean vegetables
- Days #2 & #3 your choice of fillings from our selection for sandwiches and/or wraps. (GF bread available)
- Pre-dinner nibbles:
- Antipasto platter featuring local Tilba Cheese and other delicious nibbles
- Choice of red or white wine, beer (light or full strength) and/or juice. (2 x alcoholic drinks per night per person is included in the base price. Juice is not restricted!)
- Barbecued meats and vegetables. If you cannot or do not eat meat, we will discuss the options with you well ahead of the tour
- served with a variety of freshly prepared salads and bread if required
- a simple yet delicious dessert
- What if I don’t want to share my tent?
- call us to discuss the options.
– Mont 26 litre backpacks.
– Fresh, filtered rainwater in Nalgene BPA-free 1 litre bottles
– Hand held ResQ Link Personal Location Beacon.
– Maps, notes and interpretive information about the Light to Light Walk and the region.
– All National Parks camping and visiting fees.
– Snack and lunches – (all 3 days.)
– Nibbles and a hearty dinner, cheese platter or sweets – (first 2 nights.)
– Tea and coffee whenever you want it.
– Breakfast – (2 mornings.)
– 2 x glasses quality wine (red or white) or 2 x beers per person. Additional available for purchase.
– Unlimited fresh fruit juice or sparkling water
– Hot shower in a Joocla purpose-built ensuite tent – privacy guaranteed;
– Twin share in OzTent RV-5, on comfortable padded camp beds, topped with an OzTent mattress
– fully lined OzTent sleeping bag and crisp white fine cotton percale sheets;
– Sturdy OzTent camp chairs, and a side table for meals or drinks and a foot rest;
– Thick, fluffy bath sheets, flannel face washer, and Pure Herbs shampoo, conditioner and body lotion.
THINGS TO KNOW
Climate/Weather Conditions and Seasons:
This region of South Eastern Australia is known as the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast. We enjoy four (4) seasons – you can be outside in every season. It’s just a bit warmer in summer and cooler in winter. We are prepared for the rare extremes – but they’re rare.
Basically, this place has just perfect walking and camping weather.
- December – February: Summer in Australia. Our traditional ‘holiday’ time when hordes head to the sea. Temperature range 14C-27C. Sometimes windy in early afternoon. Rainfall
- March-May: Autumn. Most stable weather of the year. Great walking weather. Temperature range 15C-25C.
- June-Sept: Winter. Maybe 3 or 4 frosts, some cold winds from the snow country. Good walking conditions. Temperature range 4C-17C.
- Oct-Nov: Spring. The windy months. Whale season! Still good walking weather. Temperature range 8C-19C.
Average annual rainfall 521 mm or 20 inches – and 77 days where rain fell. That’s pretty easy to put up with! We also know weather can wreck a good walk or camping experience so keep up-to-date with current forecasts.
We will make a call on whether a tour will proceed 48 hours prior to scheduled departure, based on the latest forecasts.
Our region enjoys a temperate climate that is perfect for outdoor activities. We rarely need to cancel tours.
Our tour allows you to experience the walk over 3 days/2 nights:
- Boyds Tower to Salt Water Creek:13.2km, 45m ascent/descent, Estimated 4 hours.
- Salt Water Creek to Bitangabee Bay: 9km, 30m scent/descent. Estimated 3.5 hours
- Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape Lighthouse: 7km, 40m ascent/descent. Estimated 3 hours
We recommend you bring/wear:
- Walking shoes or boots – preferably worn in for comfort.
- T-shirt and long-sleeved top. Go for quick-drying fabrics such as lightweight merino. Keeps you cool and dry, but is also a very effective barrier against the cold. Layers are the best.
- Walking pants – preferably those with zip-off legs (and/or shorts). Jeans are not suitable.
- Sunhat or cap, beanie and gloves for cool nights, walking socks, comfy soft shoes for around the camp.
- A warm coat for cooler weather. Choose merino or polar fleece if possible.
- Gore-Tex or similar raincoat.
(Remember you only carry the bare necessities – we’ll carry all the other stuff!)