Kangarutha Track

4 hrs

8.8 km One way

453 m

Hard track
The Kangarutha Track takes walkers from Tathra south to near Wallagoot Gap. The walk explores about half of the Bournda National Park coast line. This coastline has many beautiful bays and scenic ocean views. There are a few bays where you would be able to have a splash to cool yourself down on those warmer days. Allow time to rest and enjoy the view from these secluded bays and headlands.

Maps for the Kangarutha Track walk

You 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 1:25 000 Map Series 88241S BEGA NSW-88241S
Bega 1:100 000 Map Series 8824 BEGA 8824

Cross sectional view of the Kangarutha Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Kangarutha Track

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.

Length 8.8 km
Time 4 hrs

Grade 4/6

Hard track
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 No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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


4.6km of this walk is very steep and another 4km has short steep hills. The remaining (280m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 2.3km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (280m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


8km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 500m has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (280m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 9km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


8km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 430m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (35m) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Kangarutha Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Kangarutha Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Kangarutha Track walk starts at the Kianinny Boat Ramp (gps: -36.736751, 149.9819)
Your main transport option to Kianinny Boat Ramp is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Kangarutha Track ends at the Wallagoot Beach Carpark (gps: -36.785005, 149.96105)
Your main transport option to Wallagoot Beach Carpark is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the South Coast weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/kt

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* 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)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)