Thu, Oct 15 | Light to Light Walk

Women Embrace The Sapphire Coast

Join Women Embrace Adventure on this fantastic five day/four-night walking /kayaking adventure. Whales, walking, excellent food and wine AND fabulous women! Experience the best of what the Sapphire Coast has to offer, exploring three National Parks, each offering up its own unique environment.
Registration is on hold please email info@womenembraceadventure.com.au for more info

Time & Location

Oct 15, 2020, 3:30 PM – Oct 19, 2020, 7:30 PM
Light to Light Walk, Merimbula NSW 2548, Australia

About The Adventure

Join Women Embrace Adventure on this amazing 5 day/4 night, walking /kayaking adventure.  Whales, walking, excellent food, wine AND fabulous women!  

Experience the best of what the Sapphire Coast of Sothern NSW has to offer, exploring three National Parks, each offering up its own unique environment. Spot Water Dragons and leave footprints on wild beaches in Bournda National Park. Swim in sapphire bluewater lagoons amongst the spotted gums in Mimosa Rocks National Park. Marvel at the wildflowers and post-fire regeneration along a section of the iconic Light to Light Walk in spectacular Ben Boyd National Park. 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 coastal vantage points (including the verandah of the heritage-listed lighthouse keepers cottages on our final night), you can spot seals, seabirds and whales, with October being one of the best times of the year for whale watching. On this Sapphire Coast Adventure, you are in for a real treat. 

OVERVIEW

Tour Length: 4 nights/ 5 days

Start Date:  Thursday 15th October  2020

Finish Date:  Monday 19th October 2020

Distance Walked: approx 35 km over 4 days plus one morning kayaking along the Towamba River

Fitness Level: A moderate level of fitness is required. Preparation will make the experience all the more enjoyable.

Group Size: Maximum 8 Women (plus your 2 WEA hosts) - this ensures everyone has a great time and gets to know each other.

Going Solo? No problem, we welcome solo travellers and guarantee a supportive group of fun-loving women to share your journey with. 

Age: for women 18 years and above 

Accommodation: Accommodation is a combination of a boutique hotel in Merimbula, camping in tents (they are very good tents, we would almost say you are glamping) and a bunkhouse at Green Cape Lighthouse Cottages. 

ITINERARY. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FULL ITINERARY

Day 1 – Pickup from Merimbula Airport to a boutique hotel in Boydtown. Welcome drink and dinner to get to know your fellow walkers. (Meals D)

Day 2  – Bournda Lagoon to Kianinny Bay (Tathra) (15km)

Our tour leader picks us up and we drive 45 mins to South Bournda which will mark the beginning of our walking journey. Here, we’ll enter the coastal Melaleuca forest and head inland to cross Sandy Creek before following the creek back to the coast where it becomes Bournda Lagoon, along this section of the walk, we'll see plenty of water birds and hopefully some Water Dragons sunning themselves. We take in views of Bournda Island and walk along the beach to the mouth of Wallagoot Lake, a great spot for lunch. We'll see Wallagoot Gap, a small beach set in a gap in the rocks, is really quite amazing! We head to the Kangarutha Track, exploring rocky bays and watching for whales heading south out to sea.

By late afternoon, we will arrive in Tathra and transfer to our beach camp (20 mins), where everything is set up for us! Theres nothing left to do but put your feet up, enjoy some local refreshments, a hearty dinner and the fun evening spent around the campfire. We'll be falling asleep to the sound of the ocean. (Meals B/L/D)

Day 3 – Mogareeka (Bega Rivermouth) to Gillards Campground (8km)

Enjoy a cooked or continental breakfast at camp to get you energised for another day of exploring. After a quick transfer to Mogareeka, we will begin our walk north passing around Fords Headland. Heading down to historic Moon Bay and onwards to Wajurda Point lookout we take in the stunning Nelsons Bay, our guides fav spot on the Sapphire Coast) after descending down to the bay. We enjoy our lunch and prepare to cross the lagoon (could be up to waist deep but every safety precaution is in place!) After a quick dry off we walk the deserted Cowdroys beach, with a short section back through the forest to our camp where we can relax around the campfire and enjoy another wholesome meal, this time prepared on the open fire with local, seasonal produce. (Meals B/L/D)

Day 4 – Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape Lighthouse (8km)(5km)

An easy day with a leisurely start, enjoying breakfast at camp,  then a drive back to Bittangabee Bay where we set out on our final stretch towards Green Cape Light station. Along the way, we discover Lye-e-moon cemetery a reminder of the tragic shipwrecks of days past.

After a yum morning tea en route, we'll arrive at the spectacular Green Cape Lighthouse. We get to have a private tour of the lighthouse and stroll down to the rocky cape, taking in the breathtaking views. The afternoon can be spent at your leisure, exploring the Lighthouse and the beautiful surrounds, before getting together for our final evening meal and spending our night in the heritage Lighthouse Cottages.

Day 5 – Kayaking and return transfer

Our final morning will be spent enjoying breakfast at beautiful Green Cape, before heading off to our final activity where we will enjoy a morning kayak with local guides down the Towamba River. Return transfer to Merimbula airport or other accommodation in the area.

 Your Package includes:

  •   Evening meals, including welcome dinner on night one and a celebration dinner on the final night, with the focus on fresh local Southcoast seasonal produce.
  •   Breakfast days 2-5, a mix of continental and cooked breakfast depending on the day
  •   Lunch and morning/afternoon tea and snacks
  •   Twin-share accommodation-Boutique Style Hotel, Camping & Lighthouse Cottages, bunk room
  •   While camping: stretcher with insulated mat, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, pillow and head torch
  •   Camp chairs when camping
  •   Hot showers in a private shower tent when camping. (Please Note: Due to the fragile ecosystem, we ask that you refrain from the use of soap).
  •   Emergency communications and first aid kits carried by your guide and hosts
  •    Wilderness First Aid trained local guide and 2 Wilderness First Aid WEA hosts to ensure you have the most amazing adventure.
  •    WEA shirt and buff
  •   3 hr Guided kayak tour
  •   Return airport transfers to and from Merimbula Airport 
  •    Guaranteed fun, laughter and as usual some Women Embrace Adventure surprises along the way. 

Your Package DOES NOT include:

  • Flights or travel to Merimbula
  • Travel Insurance

What to Bring

  • Water bottles – at least 2 litre capacity
  • Personal toiletries and medication
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Towel
  • Walking boots or shoes – good quality runners will suffice
  • Walking poles if you use them
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Water shoes for kayaking (compulsory)
  • Comfortable walking clothes
  • Warm jacket – polar fleece or similar
  • Sun hat
  • Beanie for cool weather/evenings 
  • Optional – bathers, camera, binoculars, mobile phone (reception is patchy along the walk)

COST DETAILS

The full cost of the tour is only $2550/pp twin share, this amount covers all inclusions outlined "Your Package Includes." *T&C apply see below

REQUIRMENTS:

  • Have a moderate level of fitness
  • Travel insurance - You can choose your travel insurance our preferred travel professional can organise this for you. 

HOW TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

Book now and pay your non-refundable deposit of $600 to secure your spot, payable by credit card or PayPal. Balance due 1 August 2020. 

We hope you can join us on this amazing adventure.  Remember this trip is open to a maximum of only 8 lucky ladies!

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FULL ITINERARY

Email info@womenembraceadventure.com.au with any questions. 

Stay Safe Procedures: To prioritise the wellbeing of women, staff and our community, Women Embrace Adventure is taking important measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

*Contactless registration 

*Zero share equipment, utensils

*Providing hand sanitiser to use at the start and during each adventure

*Ensuring social distancing throughout the adventure

Before attending an adventure, please:

*Stay home if you or your family are unwell

*Wash your hands before joining us and use hand sanitiser often

*Continue to social distance

*Read our full Covid-19 T&C's for full details https://www.womenembraceadventure.com.au/t-c 

*Conditions apply. This is a women's only adventure. Valid for travel for on 15th October 2020 departure. Valid for sale until sold out. Advertised prices are per person, twin share and do not include return airfares. Prices are correct as of 27th January 2020 and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notice due to fluctuations in charges and currency. A non-refundable deposit of $600 per person is required to secure a booking. Full price $2,550. The final balance of payment is due, 1st August 2020. This is a women’s only tour, all prices are per person based on twin share.  Credit card fees apply. Cancellation Fees Apply: between 75  - 30 days prior to trip departure - 75% Of the Tour Cost. between 29 - 15 days prior to trip departure - 85% Of the Tour Cost. Within 14 days of the trip departure - 100% Of the Tour Cost.

Other conditions apply.  By purchasing this ticket you have agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Full terms and conditions http://www.womenembraceadventure.com.au/t-c.

We hope you can join us!

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