The Light to Light Walk is a fully immersive 4-day experience that combines walking and eco-accommodation in one of the most remote and dramatic settings in Australia. The project will see the creation of a spectacular 39-kilometre coastal walk supported by hut accommodation, located in the Ben Boyd National Park on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales.
What the project involves
The Light to Light Walk project will deliver a key piece of tourism infrastructure to the South Coast region of New South Wales. The project will extend, significantly upgrade and re-route sections of the current walk and provide overnight hut accommodation at 2 sites. This will enable the transformation of the existing Light to Light Walk into a hutted walk, enhancing its reputation as an iconic Australian coastal nature-based destination and improving visitor access.
The 4-day walk will be able to be undertaken as self-guided, or through commercial tour operators offering various levels of assistance to individuals or groups, with National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) fostering these partnership opportunities.
The Light to Light Walk will promote the culture and heritage of the region, encourage sustainable development and provide broad physical and mental health benefits through access to recreational facilities and 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 Industry, that provides funding for infrastructure that supports regional economic growth, creates local employment opportunities, and drives growth in the visitor economy.