2 hrs 15 mins
Hobart Beach campground
(0km) Hobart Beach large shelter → Int. near Bournda Rd and Hobart Beach Rd
Continue straight: From this intersection, this walk heads south along the track, following the ‘Bondi Lake’ sign through the melaleuca. The track soon comes to then crosses the dirt Bournda Rd to the ‘Hobart Beach Camping Area 0.5km’sign on the otherside.
(0.41km) Int. Bournda Rd and Hobart Beach Rd → Bournda Beach car park
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk leaves the hill and the ‘Field Studies Huts’ sign behind, on the right of the track, as the track continues through the heath,heading up a slight rise to a signposted intersection in Bournda Beach car park.
(2.11km) Bournda Beach car park → Int Bournda Rd and Bournda Beach Parking Area
(2.19km) Bournda Lagoon Carpark → Bournda Lagoon
Veer left: From the car park, the walk heads past the gate following the sign to ‘Bournda Lagoon’ past the toilet. The walk heads down the hill, becoming more sandy as it comes to meet the lagoon shore.
(2.48km) Bournda Lagoon → Bournda Bch Sth
(2.93km) Bournda Bch Sth → Bournda Island
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the sign to ‘Bournda Island’ over the dune and down some stairs onto the beach.
Veer left: From the bottom of the steps, this walk heads away from the stairs and across the beach towards Bournda Island. The walk continues along the sand to a small cave feature at the base of the island.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk keeps the cave feature on the right and climbs up the ridge of rock. The track winds along the left-hand side of the island, with the ocean below on the left. The walk heads up onto the hill with views of both North Tura and Bournda Beaches.
(3.39km) Bournda Island → Bournda Island Trk
(3.44km) Bournda Bch Sth → Bournda Bch Sth
Turn right: From the intersection at the southern end of the beach, the walk heads along the beach, keeping the ocean to the right, and the dunes to the left. The walk continues past views of Bournda Lagoon to a spot opposite a set of stairs (going up the taller dunes on the left).
(4.33km) Bournda Beach → Ocean beaches carpark Trk
Continue straight: From the middle of the beach, across from a set of erosion control steps, the walk heads along the beach, keeping the ocean to the right. The walk continues along the beach for quite some time to a point opposite a set of erosion control steps going up the dunes to the left.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads away from the beach and up the erosion control stairs. The walk then heads down the stairs onto a sandy clear trail which winds through the bush. The track soon meets a signposted intersection.
(6.8km) Ocean beaches carpark Trk → Wallagoot Lake Shore (Hobart Beach)
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the arrow on the sign to ‘Wallagoot Lake’, away from the car park and picnic table. The track tends right, down the hill, for approximately 50m to an intersection on the shore of Wallagoot Lake.
(7.23km) Wallagoot Lake Shore (Hobart Beach) → Hobart Beach large shelter
Maps for the Hobart Beach to Bournda Island Loop walkYou can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
|Wolumla||1:25 000 Map Series||88242N WOLUMLA||NSW-88242N|
|Bega||1:100 000 Map Series||8824 BEGA||8824|
Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001
Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
|Time||2 hrs 15 mins|
|AS 2156.1||Gradient||Very steep (4/6)|
|Quality of track||Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)|
|Signs||Minimal directional signs (4/6)|
|Experience Required||Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)|
|Weather||Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)|
|Infrastructure||Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)|
Some more details of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
3.3km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2.7km is flat with no steps. Whilst another 1.1km has short steep hills and the remaining 480m is very steep.
Quality of track
4.9km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 2.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (480m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.
6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 890m is clearly signposted. The remaining (430m) has minimal directional signs.
Around 7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 430m requires some bushwalking experience.
7km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation) and another 320m is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety. The remaining (280m) is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.
5km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 2.3km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (170m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).
The wide and shady track to Bournda Lagoon slowly winds down to the edge of this wonderful lagoon. The Lagoon is fed by Sandy Beach Ck and is separated from Bournda Beach by a small sand dune. There are limited shaded spots once on the lagoon bank, but if you bring your own shade this is a great place to spend the day.
Total climbing: 3m
286 m Return
1.2 km Circuit
The walk from Bournda Lagoon to North Tura passes a lagoon, two beaches, a tombola headland, dunes, heath land and stunning views of the coast. With all the different scenery there is plenty to do along this walk, so leave some extra time to thoroughly enjoy all that is on offer.
Total climbing: 22m
1.8 km One way
This walk passes Bournda Lagoon and crosses Bournda Beach to follow the headland to the island. Bournda Island divides North Tura and Bournda beaches. The island is exposed to the elements and provides stunning views along both beaches. The cave at the bottom of the island is interesting to explore when the surf conditions are safe.
Total climbing: 35m
2.1 km Return
This walk is a great way to enjoy the panoramic views from the lookout on Bournda Island. The views extend north up Bournda Beach and south all the way along North Tura beach. The walk mainly follows the beach, giving you a chance to feel the sand between the toes and get the feet wet when playing games with the incoming waves.
Total climbing: 30m
2.3 km Return
This walk from North Tura car park to Bournda Lagoon takes the inland route, away from the coast. The heath protects the walk as it winds through numerous vegetation types and then down across Sandy Beach Creek. The walk then follows the beautiful lagoon before heading up to the car park for the car shuffle or pick up.
Total climbing: 83m
3.5 km One way
1 hr 15 mins
From Hobart Beach camping area, this walk passes the hidden Bondi Lake to come to Bournda Lagoon. The lagoon is a wonderful oasis with the deep pool and sandy, shaded edges making a really pleasant area. The proximity to Bournda Beach also creates the opportunity to have a body surf. The track to Bournda Lagoon is well signposted from Hobart Beach camping area.
Total climbing: 43m
5 km Return
1 hr 30 mins
The walk from Hobart Beach camping area to Bondi Lake is an interesting one, mostly running parallel to the lake, which you can’t see, till the very end. The walk is shaded for most of the way due to the thick heath surrounding the track until it opens out onto Bondi Lake (dry when we walked it).
Total climbing: 42m
5 km Return
1 hr 45 mins
The Bournda Lagoon track is a wonderful walk around the Lagoon, exploring the surrounding area. Bournda Lagoon and Sandy Beach Creek support some lush vegetation, including a rain forest, on their shores. The walk is well signposted with the option to miss the North Tura section of the walk and head back to the car park. Don’t forget to take your swimmers for a dip at Bournda Lagoon on your way back.
Total climbing: 106m
5.2 km Circuit
This is a wonderful beach walk, to a more secluded beach. The walk crosses the dunes from Hobart Beach camping area and follows Wallagoot Beach north to Wallagoot Gap, just over the headland to the north. The Gap hides a small solitary beach which is a popular place for locals to swim or enjoy a quiet, lazy day at the beach (there are no patrols at the beach).
Total climbing: 70m
6 km Return
1 hr 45 mins
The walk from Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Trig is a long walk, heading up the biggest hill in the area. The view from the top is shrouded by trees, giving visitors water glimpses and views of the ranges to the east. The walk is great exercise and explores a diverse range of environments in the park.
Total climbing: 251m
8 km Circuit
3 hrs 30 mins
10.5 km Return
3 hrs 30 mins
This is an expansive walk out from Hobart Beach camping area taking in some of the best sights of Bournda National Park. The walk explores the area from the campsite, and around Bournda Lagoon, before following the beautiful North Tura and Bournda beaches back to the start. There is plenty of opportunity along this walk to get the toes wet and to simply enjoy your surroundings.
Total climbing: 139m
10.6 km Circuit
3 hrs 45 mins
This walk extends the Kangarutha Track, starting from Kianiny Bay in Tathra and following the coast to Hobart Beach camping area. This coastal walk is dotted with many secluded beaches and bays, great places to watch the waves roll in, or to get the toes wet. The walk along the sandy Wallagoot Beach is a nice way to finish, before arriving at Hobart Beach camping area.
Total climbing: 476m
11.5 km One way
4 hrs 30 mins
Other Nearby walks
The track to the historic Scotts Hut is a great walk along the shores of Wallagoot Lake and Scotts Bay. The walk is well signposted as it leads into the open grass area of Scotts Hut picnic area. The hut itself is well worth an explore and a peek through the windows of this once pioneer home.
Total climbing: 6m
3.6 km Return
1 hr 15 mins
464 m Return
This is a short walk that showcases Bournda Lagoon from a beautiful angle. The start of the walk is found at the Bournda Lagoon car park. The halfway point of the walk is the lookout above the lagoon, giving a great view across most of the lagoon and out to sea. After the walk you may want to head down to the beach and cool the feet off in the ocean.
Total climbing: 14m
482 m Return
This walk is a short route onto Wallagoot Beach. On the walk down to the beach you are rewarded with views across Wallagoot Lake as well as the long Wallagoot and Bournda Beaches. The beach is a popular place for swimming and in good conditions the rocks on the northern end of the beach provide some opportunities for exploring.
Total climbing: 37m
1 km Return
The walk to Games Bay from Wallagoot car park follows the picturesque coastline north. The walk is well signposted and the turquoise blue water is right next to the track as it winds onto the sandy beach of the bay. The secluded beach is a great place to spend a few hours splashing in the water and exploring the area.
Total climbing: 182m
5.2 km Return
Wallagoot Gap is a spectacular gorge, cut into the rock by the ocean. The Gap is a popular swimming spot where the water is channeled over a small reef and through the tall rock walls. The seclusion created by the tall walls of the beach give some protection from the wind and waves, but there is no lifeguard patrol. The walk down to Wallagoot Gap is well signposted and well maintained.
Total climbing: 22m
648 m Return
The walk to White Rock from Wallagoot Gap is an excellent way to experience the Bournda National Park coastline. The walk is scattered with many views of the coastline, with Games Bay, about halfway, a nice spot to cool down. The White Rocks provide a great picnic area (no facilities) for lunch before returning to Wallagoot car park.
Total climbing: 398m
9 km Return
3 hrs 30 mins
44 m Return
This walk is the most direct route from North Tura car park onto North Tura Beach. The walk has a viewing platform nearby which is well worth a visit for great views of the coast. The beach is not patrolled but is still a popular place for people wanting to body surf or swim. A great place for a quiet stroll along the sand.
Total climbing: 5m
306 m Return
This is a wonderful short loop down from the car park and onto North Tura Beach. The walk explores the beach, giving the chance to get sand between the toes, before returning to the car. The optional side trip to the lookout is well worth the effort with its great view of the coast.
Total climbing: 6m
466 m Circuit
194 m Circuit
Kianiny Bay lookout is a quick and fantastic way to view the coast just south of Tathra. There is plenty of parking at Kianiny Bay and a pleasant picnic area to start the journey. The walk follows a well formed path to the informal lookout, where you can sit and enjoy the passing ships and the fascinating rugged coastline.
Total climbing: 35m
416 m Return
Fire DangerEach park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.
Weather ForestThis walk starts in the South Coast weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.
Park Information & Alerts
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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)
Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
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