The upgraded Light to Light Walk will be an immersive multi-day experience that combines walking and overnight accommodation staying in hut and lighthouse accommodation in one of the most impressive settings in Australia. The project will deliver a spectacular 30-kilometre coastal walk, supported by purpose-built hut accommodation, located in the Ben Boyd National Park on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales.
What the project involves
The upgraded Light to Light Walk will allow visitors to undertake an immersive nature-based multi-day walk experience that highlights the many special characteristics of the NSW Far South Coast, including remoteness, coastal connection and cultural heritage.
The project will deliver a signature multi-day coastal walk, transforming the existing campground walk experience with hut to hut and lighthouse style accommodation in addition to new walk-in campgrounds. The walk, along with all accommodation, will remain a public walk and be managed by National Parks and Wildlife Service.
The walk will be able to be undertaken as self-guided or guided with licensed commercial tour operators offering various levels of help to individuals or groups. The walk will also be able to be undertaken by pack-campers staying at Mowarry Point, Saltwater Creek and Bittangabee Bay walk-in campgrounds.
The Light to Light Walk will promote the important environmental, cultural and heritage aspects of the region, and provide physical and mental health benefits through increased access to the natural environment.
Additionally, the project will provide opportunities to strengthen local and regional partnerships, including working with the Aboriginal community.
The proposed walk has been awarded $7.9 million funding by the Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund program, an initiative of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, that provides funding for infrastructure that supports regional economic growth, creates local employment opportunities, and drives growth in the visitor economy.