Ben Boyd National Park

Light to Light Walk audio tour

This self-guided audio tour guides you through each section of the Light to Light walk in Ben Boyd National Park on the Far South Coast of NSW. Download it to your mp3 player or phone, and take it with you on the walk.

The audio tour's three sections introduce you to a range of features you'll encounter along the walk. Each section focuses on a day of walking assuming the walk is over a period of two to three days. Safety messages from the ranger are included to assist you in preparation for the walk.

You'll also hear first-hand stories from Aboriginal people, geologists, a birdwatcher, an engineer, a former lighthouse keeper, a wildlife specialist and other people who have a passion for this iconic landscape - see the list of contributors below. As an orientation to the walk, listen to the whole tour prior to setting out.

Section 1: for on-site use, listen to Section 1 at the beginning of the walk assuming you start from Boyds Tower at South Head, Twofold Bay. If you start from Green Cape, listen in reverse order, however listening to Section 1 before the walk is recommended.

Section 2: listen to Section 2 when camping overnight at either Saltwater Creek or Bittangabee Bay. This could be at the end of day one or two depending on how you organise your walk. This section includes Aboriginal stories about the night sky, bush sounds of the night and experiences of Aboriginal people who have camped here in the years before Ben Boyd National Park was established.

Section 3: introduces aspects of the walk encountered between the campsites at Saltwater and Bittangabee, and at Green Cape. Descriptions of birds, wildlife and Green Cape Lightstation's history are included.

Map and guide

Download the map for the tour [PDF 505 kb]; print to take with you on the walk.

Download the audio tour

You can download the audio files (saved in mp3 format) in various ways.

Option 1: download all the audio files in one go
You can download the audio filed in a single zip file (ZIP - 32 mb)

When downloaded, open the zip file and save the files onto your computer, or drag them into your MP3 player software. You can then move the audio files to your mp3 player or phone.

Option 2: download as an iTunes podcast
If you use iTunes, you can download the tour (map and all audio files) as a free podcast from the iTunes store. View the content in iTunes, then subscribe to the podcast to download all the files.

Option 3: download audio files individually
Right-click on each of the links below, to save each of the audio files to your mp3 player or phone. Alternatively you can save the files to your computer and transfer the files to a portable device later.

Contributors

Section 1 (11:03 mins)

  • Speaker 1    Ossie Cruse, Eden Aboriginal Elder
  • Speaker 2    Jody White, Eden Killer Whale Collection Manager
  • Speaker 3    Dr Anne Felton, Geologist
  • Speaker 4    Craig Dickmann, NPWS Ranger, Ben Boyd National Park
  • Speaker 5    Graham Moore, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Conservation Officer
  • Speaker 6    Dr Anne Felton, Geologist
  • Speaker 7    Rob McKinnon, Operations Coordinator, Far South Coast Region
  • Speaker 8    B.J. Cruse, Eden Aboriginal Elder
  • Speaker 9    Jody White, Eden Killer Whale Collection Manager
  • Speaker 10  Craig Dickmann, NPWS Ranger, Ben Boyd National Park
  • Speaker 11  B.J. Cruse, Eden Aboriginal Elder
  • Speaker 12  Craig Dickmann, NPWS Ranger, Ben Boyd National Park
  • Speaker 13  Barbara Jones, Far South Coast Birdwatchers
  • Speaker 14  B.J. Cruse, Eden Aboriginal Elder

Section 2 (10:57 mins)

  • Speaker 1    B.J. Cruse, Eden Aboriginal Elder
  • Speaker 2    Craig Dickmann, NPWS Ranger, Ben Boyd National Park
  • Speaker 3    Barbara Jones, Far South Coast Birdwatchers
  • Speaker 4    B.J. Cruse, Eden Aboriginal Elder
  • Speaker 5    Liddy Stewart and Shirley Aldridge, Eden Aboriginal Elders
  • Speaker 6    B.J. Cruse, Eden Aboriginal Elder
  • Speaker 7    Dr Keith Crook, Geologist
  • Speaker 8    Liddy Stewart and Shirley Aldridge, Eden Aboriginal Elders
  • Speaker 9    Barbara Jones, Far South Coast Birdwatchers
  • Speaker 10  Graham Moore, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Conservation Officer

Section 3 (13:03 mins)

  • Speaker 1   Jim Lay, NPWS Field Officer and musician 1956-2010
  • Speaker 2   Barbara Jones, Far South Coast Birdwatchers
  • Speaker 3   Craig Dickmann, Ranger, Ben Boyd National Park
  • Speaker 4   Dr. Andrew Claridge, NPWS Senior Research Scientist
  • Speaker 5   Craig Dickmann, NPWS Ranger, Ben Boyd National Park
  • Speaker 6   Barbara Jones, Far South Coast Birdwatchers
  • Speaker 7   Craig Dickmann, NPWS Ranger, Ben Boyd National Park
  • Speaker 8   Doug Boleyn, retired engineer and lighthouse enthusiast.
    (narrated by Stuart Cohen, DECCW)
  • Speaker 9   Phil McGrath, retired morse code operator
  • Speaker 10 Jim Lay, NPWS Field Officer and musician 1956-2010
  • Speaker 11 Richard Jermyn, former NPWS Green Cape Lightstation caretaker
  • Speaker 12 Jim Lay, NPWS Field Officer and musician 1956-2010

Narrated, recorded and produced by Sue Norman, 2010/11

Feedback

To assist us with refining this podcast and design of future podcasts, please send your comments to:

Senior Ranger Community Relations
NPWS Far South Coast Region
PO Box 656
Merimbula NSW 2548
Email fscr@environment.nsw.gov.au

Page last updated: 27 February 2011