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The Light to Lighthouse

Hiking Adventure

An iconic Mini Getaway that will have you immersed in our Australian landscape and beauty

5 days, 4 nights

What a beautiful place for an adventure mini break and  hiking experience. Our journey will take us along the unspoilt coastal environment in Ben Boyd National park in Southern N.S.W.

A fully guided hike from Boyd’s Tower to Green Cape Lighthouse to enjoy the spectacular rugged cliff tops, open coastal heath and woodlands. Spend a morning kayaking with professional guides on the Towamba River.

Your glamping experience and enjoyment of being in the great outdoors with our C.R.EW is one unmissable experience. So come along and join us on this mini break experience.

Our Hiking Adventure is glamping and hotel accommodation, day pack only hiking with a total hiking distance is approximately 30km – hiking from Boyd’s Tower to Green Cape Lighthouse.

We do hope you will join Women’s Fitness Adventures on a journey into the magnificent Ben Boyd  National Park in New South Wales.

Secure your place today with a 25% deposit. For more details see the FAQ section for Booking Terms & Conditions.

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Thursday March 12th.

Brisbane Airport to Merimbula

This morning we meet at Brisbane Airport and head to Sydney Domestic Airport where we change planes for Merimbula.

We arrive in Merimbula late afternoon and relax here and enjoy a Welcome Dinner to start our wonderful Light to Lighthouse Hiking Adventure in this beautiful pocket of Australia.

Alternatively, you can meet up with us in Sydney or in Merimbula if you are coming from another location.

Meals:Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel Twin Share

Friday March 13th.

Merimbula -Boyds Tower to Saltwater Creek

After a hearty breakfast we are picked up from our accommodation and we meet with our local guides.

With time for a brief stop in Pambula for our morning coffee, we soon head over to Broadwater Oysters where we have a tour of a working oyster farm. We also pick up some local Sydney Rock oysters to enjoy with our evening refreshments.

From here it’s a 45 minute drive by Private Bus to Boyd’s Tower which marks the beginning of our hiking journey.

Here, we’ll enjoy a morning tea break, and admire the historic sandstone building overlooking Twofold Bay.

It’s here we start our hike, heading South to Leatherjacket Bay and Mowarry Point through coastal heath and undulating rocky landscapes.

By late afternoon, we arrive at our camp at Saltwater Creek, where everything is already set up.

So, put your feet up, enjoy some local refreshments and a hearty dinner whilst enjoying an evening around the campfire.

Accommodation: Glamping – twin share

Meals:Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hike Distance: 13 kilometres

 

Saturday March 14th.

Bittangabee Bay to Saltwater Creek

This morning we enjoy breakfast at camp to get energised for another day of exploring.

We drive by private bus transfer to Bittangabee Bay where we enjoy our morning tea. It’s then time to explore the Bittangabee Bay ruins.

We continue our hike, stopping along the way at Hegarty’s Bay to admire the dramatic coastline with picturesque scenery and an abundance of wildlife and native flora.

Arriving back at our Saltwater Creek camp, there’s opportunity to relax around the campfire and enjoy another wholesome meal, this time prepared on the open fire with local, seasonal produce.

Accommodation: Glamping – twin share

Meals:Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hike Distance: 9 kilometres

Sunday March 15th.

Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape Lighthouse

It’s a leisurely start today and we can enjoy a hearty breakfast at camp.

It’s then onto the private bus 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 the steamer days of early maritime.

After enjoying morning tea on route, we arrive at the spectacular Green Cape Lighthouse, marking the official end of one of Australia’s most iconic walks.

We complete the hike with a tour of the lighthouse and surrounds and stroll down to the rocky cape, taking in the breathtaking views.

This afternoon is spent at your leisure, exploring the Lighthouse and the beautiful surrounds, before getting together for our final celebration meal.

 

Accommodation: Light House Cottages – twin share

Meals:Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Hike Distance: 8 kilometres

Monday March 16th.

Kayaking and return transfer

Our final morning is spent enjoying breakfast at beautiful Green Cape, before heading off for our final activity.

The 40 minute drive will take us to Towamba River where we will enjoy a fully guided and supervised morning kayak.

We return to Merimbula for our afternoon flights back to Brisbane.

Meals:Breakfast|Lunch

Activity: Kayaking

 

Here's What You Get

ACCOMMODATION

On The Light to Lighthouse Hiking Adventure all our accommodation supports local businesses and is a combination of comfortable motel style rooms/cottages and glamping style accommodation to rest, relax and recharge after a days hiking.

Twin share accommodation. Glamping, hotel  OR Lighthouse cottages

  • Stretcher with insulated mat, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, pillow and head torch OR Linen depending on accommodation option.
  • Camp chairs when glamping.
  • Hot showers in a private shower tent if glamping. Due to the fragile ecosystem, we ask that you refrain from the use of soap.

Our adventure offers 4 nights in twin share, hotel/glamping accommodation.

 

MEALS

Our The Light to Lighthouse Hiking Adventure goes hand in hand with great local food.

From arrival in Merimbula to our return to Merimbula Airport, all delicious food and snacks are included.

We have designed delicious and nutritious meals to satisfy the hungry hiker along with snacks and treats to suit all taste buds. Our meals cater for food allergies and intolerances where applicable.

Our Traditional Celebration and Awards Dinner is held at an iconic location unique to the The Light to Lighthouse Hiking Adventure. A perfect way to recognise achievement and end the adventure.

Meals included are – 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners and all delicious snacks on the trail.

TRAVEL AND TRANSFERS

It’s up to you whether you want to travel on the same flights as your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader or meet us in Sydney or Merimbula.

We will confirm with you the Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader flight details so you can make your own flight arrangements.

For this adventure the only airline that connects your baggage all the way through to Merimbula is Virgin Airlines. We recommend that you travel with this airline otherwise in Sydney you will need to collect your bags and recheck them in for the flight to Merimbula. Note – There is a 15 kg weight limit on this flight

Your transfer from the airport in Merimbula is included if you are flying with your Women’s Fitness adventures C.R.E.W Leader

All of our transfers occur in Commercially Operated and Transport Department Approved Vehicles

 

YOUR LEADERS

From the moment you land in Merimbula (or on the plane if you decide to travel together), until the time of your return, your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader will be with you every step of the way.

Our goal is to ensure you have a fabulous adventure hiking ‘The Light to Lighthouse.’

Our Leaders are fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and hold current CPR qualifications.

Note: C.R.E.W Leader is Community of Real, Everyday Women

GEAR AND EQUIPMENT

Once your booking is confirmed we will supply you with a comprehensive Gear/Packing list.

We know from experience what’s vital, whats nice to have and what’s not necessary.

That’s why our Gear/Packing list is so important. We will go through it with you as part of the training.

If you need to buy anything, you can use your Membership Card to take advantage of our partner offer – a discount at the Adventure Store (including online). Better still, come along to one of the Information and Education evenings at the store to not only get the right information, you can also get up to 20% off on the night.

In addition to your own gear, your C.R.E.W Leaders are carrying Emergency Communications Equipment and a comprehensive Group First Aid Kit

SAFETY

Safety is our number one priority.

Your Women’s Fitness Adventures Leader is fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and holds current CPR Qualifications. Our Professional Guides also hold up to date First Aid qualifications.

In addition, we carry a group first aid kit and emergency communications equipment

All our transportation is provided in commercially registered, expertly maintained  tour vehicles & trailers, with airport and hotel pick up and drop off where applicable.

We work with approved local tourism operators for our accommodation and meal requirements.

KNOWLEDGE

We have partnered with a local company who are experienced and have excellent knowledge of this area. Our guides will share the highlights, points of interest, scenic viewpoints and more.

Supported by local business, you will come away with a greater understanding of why this is one of Australia’s iconic trails.

You will also have our  C.R.E.W Leader who brings with them extensive knowledge in training women for multi day hikes. Combined, they have also hiked many of the world’s great trails and know what the sense of achievement is like.

FITNESS TRAINING

One of the most common asked questions is ” Will I be fit enough?”

As soon as you book your Multi Day Adventure, you can get started with training.

Through booking into the adventure early and allowing time to train, those with a current introductory level of fitness will find this an achievable goal.

Here’s what you get:

  • Monthly Group Hike Training (for local Brisbane participants)
  • Monthly online Training (non local Brisbane participants)
  • Quarterly online Group Adventure meetings for fitness motivation, hints, tips and Q&A sessions
  • Access to the closed The Light to Lighthouse Hiking Adventure Facebook Group.

Monthly hike training is delivered in a group setting in Brisbane. Whilst this is optional, it is strongly recommended. Past adventurers tell us that Hike Training is great for three reasons:

  1. getting to know the others on your hike
  2. gauging your level of fitness
  3. boosting your fitness

The training program has been developed by Women’s Fitness Adventures, based on years of experience and qualifications in both the fitness industry and hiking in the outdoors.  

 

FRIENDSHIP

From the moment you book on to the The Light to Lighthouse Hiking Adventure, you will begin to make new friends.

This can be either through the training, the closed Facebook Group, the online meetings or at other adventures.

Once your payment is confirmed, you will be invited into a closed Facebook Group Page that you have access to, where you can converse with your fellow hikers.

When we asked fellow adventurers what they like best about Women’s Fitness Adventures, here is what they had to say

“Friendships, broadening horizons and keeping fit” Debby, March 2019

“Sisterhood” Anne, March 2019

“Friendship, fun and camaraderie” Michelle, March 2019.

 

PRICELESS MEMORIES

Our multi day hikes are transformational. Some kind of “magic” happens with the group.

Here is what our members had to say…

” For me the highlight was participating! I had been longing to do a multi day hike since joining Women’s Fitness Adventures 2 years ago. I jumped at the opportunity to take a risk and commit. Being physically able to complete the walk without too much difficulty was also a highlight. Having never done back to back walks I wasn’t sure if my legs would co-operate with my heart and mind! It just shows what can happen when you put one foot in front of the other and begin. 100km! “ Peta, November 2018.

“It’s hard to describe the highlight of the Great Ocean Road hike as I enjoyed every moment of the hike – the scenery, the terrain, the smell of the bush, the crashing of the waves, the sand between my toes, the cold ocean water on my feet, the fauna, the flowers, the animals, the challenges, the company and friendships made on the hike”. Gail, November 2018

And on our adventures in general…

“Everyone of you made my adventure so inspiring. The support of each other made the trails so enjoyable. We hiked and we learnt so many new things along the way. The food, the drinks, the dress ups and laughter were so special. Every time I think of something that happened it makes me full of happiness. Thank you to each one of my fellow adventurers for a wonderful experience to remember for ever. Looking forward to many more adventures in the future” Margaret, May 2019.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What you carry

    You will be required to carry a day pack of approximately 5-7kg.

    Your pack will include the following items: minimum of 2 litres water, sunscreen, raincoat, warm top, swimmers(optional), lunch, camera, hat and any items of a personal nature, including personal first aid/medications.

    A comprehensive gear list will be supplied and explained once your booking is confirmed.

     

  • Fitness Level

    We recommend that you have a moderate level of fitness for this adventure. You should be able to walk consecutive days, minimum 8 km/day and have a good level of cardio fitness.

    Our goal is to give you the best adventure possible.

    We know, from experience and feedback, that the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the adventure. You are also less likely to sustain an injury.

    Hike Training is included as part of the adventure. The program has been developed by Women’s Fitness Adventures, based on years of experience and qualifications in both the fitness industry and hiking in the outdoors.  

    Brisbane participants have the option of attending monthly hike training sessions. Non Brisbane residents have a monthly call and a training plan written if desired. With plenty of advance notice of the trip and time to train, those with a current introductory level of fitness will find this an achieveable goal – provided you put in the training. 

    Please refer to the section above regarding Training.

     

  • Weather

    As much as we would like to, we have no control over the weather.

    Daytime temperatures will vary from low teens to high 20’s. Night time temperatures can get cold.

    That’s why it’s important to come along with an open mind ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather.

    It is very important you bring the right gear for the conditions.

    As it is a coastal region in N.S.W, temperatures can vary and the weather can change quickly.

    With our comprehensive gear list and briefing sessions, you will be more than prepared.

    In the event of extreme weather conditions, the adventure may vary from the itinerary.

    Please be aware of this and accept this as part of the adventure. Your personal safety is our highest priority.

     

  • Booking Terms & Conditions

    Booking Terms and Conditions

    (including cancellation policy)

    Please read carefully the terms and conditions of this contract.

    These should also be read in conjunction with the website Terms and Conditions. (Please click here)

    In completing and submitting the Booking Form, you agree to be bound by these conditions which constitute the agreement between Women’s Fitness Adventures ABN 99 126 975 880 and you.

    No purported variation of these conditions will be effective unless in writing and signed by a person so authorised by Women’s Fitness Adventures. In these terms and conditions reference to “Women’s Fitness Adventures representatives” means staff of Women’s Fitness Adventures and its officers, employees, agents, licensees, guides and other third parties and representatives and the land management authorities in each country in which the tour is conducted, or any of them.

    Prices

    All prices are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice. The price is only guaranteed once paid for in full by you.

    Price changes can occur between the time you make a reservation and the date of full payment.

    Factors influencing price changes can be currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and other provider increases outside of our control.

    It is a requirement that you are a Financial Member at the time of your adventure or you will be required to pay the non member price for the adventure.

    Payment terms and cancellation policy

    Please note the payment terms including the cancellation policy.

    • An initial non refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure your place on this adventure.
    • Once a booking is confirmed, payment must be received within the payment terms as advised by Women’s Fitness Adventures in the table below.
    • Failure to pay within the deadline will result in automatic cancellation of your booking.
    • Payments are accepted by direct deposit, by cheque or by credit card. There are no surcharges for bookings made through the Women’s Fitness Adventures website
    • When your credit card is processed by Women’s Fitness Adventures you agree to not have your payment ‘charged back’ or reversed by your credit card provider where the services have been provided
    • Direct Deposit payments can be made to the following account with the adventure and your initials as the reference

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    BSB 084-447

    Account: 837616982

     

    Payment terms and Cancellation Policy for Members

     

    All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to [email protected]. Your cancellation date is the date when written notification is received.

    Payment Terms (Members)

    Payment Due Date Amount
    On Booking $625  (25% non refundable deposit)
    November 12th 2019 $625
    December 12th2019 $500
    January 23rd2020 $750

    Cancellation Policy (Members)

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before November 12th 2019 Total loss of deposit
    Between & Including

    November 12th& December 11th 2019

    50% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    December 12th 2019& January 22nd 2020

    70% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    January 23rd2020  & Departure Date

    100% of full adventure cost
    After Scheduled Adventure 100% of full adventure cost

    Payment terms and Cancellation Policy for Non Members

     

    All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to [email protected]. Your cancellation date is the date when written notification is received.

    Payment Terms (Non Members)

    Payment Due Date Amount
    On Booking $700 (25% non refundable deposit)
    November 12th 2019 $700
    December 12th2019 $560
    January 23rd2020 $840

    Cancellation Policy (Non Members)

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before November 12th 2019 Total loss of deposit
    Between & Including

    November 12th& December 11th 2019

    50% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    December 12th 2019 & January 22nd 2020

    70% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including

    January 23rd 2020  & Departure Date

    100% of full adventure cost
    After Scheduled Adventure 100% of full adventure cost

     

    *As our adventures are so popular, please be aware that if you cancel your place, it will most likely be taken by someone else so you should consider this carefully.

    No refunds are provided should you have to leave the adventure early.

     

    Travel Insurance

     

    Travel insurance must be taken out at this point and a copy of your Travel Documentation supplied with your completed Participant Document to guarantee your place.

    • Please make sure that you read, understand and accept all of the fine print contained within your insurance policy before purchase to ensure it covers all of your personal requirements.
    • Please ensure your Travel Insurance covers you for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death, loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. It is also important to read the fine print in relation to parents over the age of 80 and what is included/excluded from your policy. If using your credit card insurance, please check the terms and conditions on this before booking with us.

    Women’s Fitness Adventures and its partners are not liable for any out of pocket expenses that insurance will not cover and will not be held responsible financially or in kind should your insurance not cover your personal circumstances.

    Adventure Inclusions

    • Note that prices are per person.
    • Prices are fully inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges current at the time of publication.
    • As per the itinerary

     

    Itineraries and brochures

     

    Itineraries and other details are published in good faith as statements of intention only and reasonable changes in the itinerary and related items may be made where deemed necessary or advisable by Women’s Fitness Adventures.

    The information contained in Women’s Fitness Adventures website, Facebook Pages, brochures, itineraries, and any other published content, is to the best of Women’s Fitness Adventures knowledge, correct at the time of publication.

     

    Route changes, Postponement, Cancellation or Delay.

     

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to:

    • Cancel or modify any routes within the adventures or objectives set out in the itinerary; or
    • Substitute different or equivalent routes within the adventures in place of cancelled or modified routes, or
    • Postpone, cancel or delay (either in relation to the departure or arrival times or the duration of the adventures) any such aspect of the tour if, at the absolute discretion of Women’s Fitness Adventures, it is necessary to do so due to inclement weather, snow or icy conditions or conditions that are otherwise likely to be hazardous or dangerous or due to any other adverse or threatening conditions whether political or military or terrorist or otherwise or if, in the absolute discretion of Women’s Fitness Adventures there is a likelihood of any such event occurring which may impact upon the safety of the participants, or if an act or omission of a third party prevents the tour or the aspect of the tour being undertaken in accordance with your booking or for any other reason considered necessary by Women’s Fitness Adventures.
    • In the event of any change, modification, cancellation postponement or delay under this condition, you acknowledge that you will have no right of refund of the adventure price (whether in whole or in part) and no right to claim compensation for any injury, loss or damage or other additional expenses incurred by virtue of the change, modification, cancellation postponement or delay.
    • Women’s Fitness Adventures also reserves, at its absolute discretion, the right to cancel any tour due to any government travel warning or advice, or any change in such warning or advice. Travel insurance may compensate you depending on the circumstances.

     

    Cancellation by Women’s Fitness Adventures.

     

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel a departure and will advise you of such cancellations no later than 60 days before the adventure departure date.

    If due to ‘Force Majeure’ or government travel advice, Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel a departure at any time. With any form of cancellation, Women’s Fitness Adventures will do it’s best to offer you alternative arrangements if available, and if the price of your alternative adventure is of lower value than the original booking we will refund the difference to you. If you do not accept alternative arrangements we will refund all payments you have made to Women’s Fitness Adventures, (in case of ‘Force Majeure’ or government travel advice refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs). Women’s Fitness Adventures will not be liable for any additional costs incurred by you.

    Force Majeure Women’s Fitness Adventures will not be liable for any delay in, change to or cancellation of trips due to ‘Force Majeure’. ‘Force Majeure’ definition means a circumstance beyond the reasonable control of Women’s Fitness Adventures and includes, but is not limited to, war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, industrial or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and strikes.

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserve the right either before or during the course of the adventure to refuse to carry or accommodate any client which it reasonably considers, in the light of the best interests of all participants within the adventure group and crew, to be unsuitable by reason of physical or mental condition or unruly behaviour.

    Cancellation due to small adventure numbers. 

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel any adventure prior to departure in the event that there are too few people booked on the adventure. In this case, you will be given a full refund of the amount already paid by you. You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes or annual leave).

    We require a minimum of 6 trekkers for The Light to Lighthouse Adventure. If numbers do not reach this level we reserve the right to cancel, or change the dates of the adventure or refer you to another existing adventure.

    Adventure numbers are regularly reviewed and we will notify you of any cancellations no later than 60 days prior to your selected trek.

    Medical Disclosure. It is your responsibility and you must advise women’s Fitness Adventures of any pre-existing medical condition and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of you requiring medical attention while on our tours. Women’s Fitness Adventures or our suppliers may require additional medical assessment by a medical practitioner. Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your booking and refund the money paid by you, less any unrecoverable costs. Women’s Fitness Adventures also reserves the right to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    The following items are INCLUDED as part of the adventure

    • transfers from Merimbula Airport to local and return from the end of the adventure
    • All transfers that form part of the daily activities whilst on the adventure
    • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
    • Nightly accommodation – twin share in cabin style, glamping or hotel accommodation
    • Your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader
    • Local Professional Wilderness Guide
    • All necessary permits and licences
    • Public Liability Insurance
    • Comprehensive First Aid kit and emergency communications equipment

     

    The following items are NOT INCLUDED as part of the adventure

    • tips and gratuities
    • Travel Insurance
    • transfers other than specified
    • alcohol
    • Airfares
    • souvenirs, gifts
    • meals & food not specified on the itinerary
    • entrance fees unless specified

Here Is What Other Women Say About Our Adventures

“What I like best about Women’s Fitness Adventures is having the opportunity to visit beautiful places in Australia and the world with a group of like minded ladies who love to exercise in the outdoors. I don’t have to organise anything on the adventure but enjoy the location, culture, food and wine in the company of supportive and inspiring women”

Jane Augustine, March 2019

“What’s the best thing about a Women’s Fitness Adventure? Where to start… In hindsight the highlight was definitely the company and fun times with the other women. Support and laughs along the trails and the hilarity of the dinners”

Sharon Donsky. May 2019