Light to Light Walk will not re-open till 2022
Last night, we received an email from the Business Development Team, Visitor Experience Branch of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. It contained this statement:
“The estimated reopening of the Light to Light Walk will start in 2021 and be completed by 2022.”
We were not surprised to hear this news. We live just over 20 km north of Ben Boyd National Park and our own property was heavily impacted by the Border Fire on 4th January 2020.
The fire came from the south and we knew the Park had also been impacted. We saw images soon after the fire and recently drove into the Park to see for ourselves. The damage is extensive and in areas the vegetation has completely disappeared.
“We are reeling with the realisation we have no business and cannot run tours for 2 years.” [Jenny Robb, Light to Light Camps]
The section between Bittangabee and Green Cape is planned to be re-opened late this month. On this shortest section of the Walk (7.8 km), there are only a few places where you can see the spectacular geology that makes this Walk so unique and special.
We will provide a further update on our own future when we have had time to digest this news.
Meanwhile, we’d like to thank all of our past guests, colleagues and friends for their messages of support throughout what has proven to be a very challenging start to 2020.
Jen & Arthur Robb
(Main Image: courtesy of NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service)
(Single Image: courtesy of Peter Constable, ABC South East NSW)