A series of short films showcasing the wonders of the Light to Light walk are set to be released this coming Thursday evening at an invite only event.
The suite of five films produced with the assistance of the National Parks and Wildlife Service Commercial Tour Operator Small Grants Program feature short interviews from some of the region’s most knowledgable experts talking about the unique qualities of the rugged coastline between historic Boyd’s Tower and Green Cape Lightstation.
Tour operators Arthur and Jenny Robb from Light to Light Camps acquired the small grant from National Parks after realising they knew a number of people who have the knowledge and expertise to talk deeply about the coastline.
“We wanted to create a film that showcased the wonders of the Light to Light walk. I thought it would be a smart idea to interview experts about what makes the coastline so unique and amazing,” Ms Robb said.
Once released the film will be used by National Parks as a promotional video for the Ben Boyd National Park.
Ms Robb said she believes it will also benefit hikers about to embark on the 30km walk.
“They will begin with a lot more knowledge of the area before even beginning to walk. Hopefully that will promote a more personal experience of the environment.
“People can be lost in the beauty of the landscape and that is an element which comes out in the film. It’s riveting," Ms Robb said.
“There is a moment when geologist Dr Anne Felton, surrounded by the 390-year-old rocks, says she can become so enraptured she forgets her role as a geologist.”
Ms Robb said she was keen on promoting regional tourism in the area and once released she was happy for other tour operators to share the film.
“This is such an amazing part of the world. It would be wonderful if the film was shared widely.
“We hope to promote an environmental aspect to the coastline – you can experience it without damaging it.”
“If the film encourages someone to visit the park and the area, it is a benefit to all of us,” Ms Robb said.