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Bournda Lagoon car park to Bournda Island
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
9.5 km SSW of Tathra
Length: 2.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bournda National Park
Climb: 35 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 35 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

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. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Bournda Lagoon car park to Bournda Island

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Bournda Lagoon car park to Bournda Island
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Bournda Lagoon Car Park
Bournda Lagoon
Bournda Island Trk
Bournda Bch Sth
Int. Bournda Lagoon and Island Trks
Nth Tura Beach and Bournda Island Trk
Bournda Island Trk
Starting point for this hiking track: Bournda Lagoon

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
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Photo Gallery

 
Signpost before toilet, Bournda Lagoon
 
Signpost before toilet, Bournda Lagoon +
 
Bournda Lagoon car park toilet
 
Bournda Lagoon car park toilet +
 
Track to Bournda Lagoon car park
 
Track to Bournda Lagoon car park +

 
Track up from Bournda Lagoon
 
Track up from Bournda Lagoon +
 
Bournda Beach
 
Bournda Beach +
 
Bournda Beach
 
Bournda Beach +

 
Melaleuca trees behind Bournda Lagoon
 
Melaleuca trees behind Bournda Lagoon +
 
Track off Bournda Beach, southern end
 
Track off Bournda Beach, southern end +
 
View from above Bournda Beach
 
View from above Bournda Beach +

 
Track through the low heath
 
Track through the low heath +
 
Track down to Bournda Beach
 
Track down to Bournda Beach +
 
Track behind North Tura dunes
 
Track behind North Tura dunes +

 
Signposted intersection to Bournda Island
 
Signposted intersection to Bournda Island +
 
Steep steps onto North Tura
 
Steep steps onto North Tura +
 
Bournda Island
 
Bournda Island +

 
Bournda Island from above North Tura
 
Bournda Island from above North Tura +
 
Bournda Island
 
Bournda Island +
 
Bournda Island
 
Bournda Island +

 
Track up the side of Bourna Island
 
Track up the side of Bourna Island +
 
Bournda Island heath
 
Bournda Island heath +
 
View of Bournda Beach from Bournda Island
 
View of Bournda Beach from Bournda Island +

 
Bournda Beach from Bournda Island
 
Bournda Beach from Bournda Island +
 
North Tura Beach from Bournda Island
 
North Tura Beach from Bournda Island +
 
Inlet below Bournda Island
 
Inlet below Bournda Island +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Bournda Lagoon car park to Bournda Island bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bournda Lagoon car park to Bournda Island bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bournda Lagoon car park to Bournda Island bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bournda Lagoon car park to Bournda Island bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 2.1km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
770m of this walk has short steep hills and another 170m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (110m) is very steep.

Quality of track
Around 940m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 110m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
Around 990m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 55m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
Around 990m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 55m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 830m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 220m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
800m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 140m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (110m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to Bournda Lagoon Car Park
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Bournda Lagoon Car Park to Bournda Lagoon
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 143 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -3 m
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.

(0.14 km) Bournda Lagoon to Bournda Bch Sth
Track: Moderate - beach
Length = 456 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -8 m
Continue straight: From the lagoon, this walk heads over the dunes towards the ocean, keeping the lagoon behind on the right. The walk turns right on the beach, keeping the ocean to the left, and follows the beach to the end where there is a signposted intersection.

(0.6 km) Bournda Island Trk to Bournda Bch Sth
Alternate Route: Track: Hard - beach ( Show detail)
Length = 315 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -6 m
Turn left: From the base of the island, the walk heads along the sand peninsula to the main headland. The walk then bends right, keeping the ocean to the right and the headland to the left. The walk crosses the rocky headland at the end of this beach then bends to the left, to a signposted intersection at the start of the next beach. (This route is only possible with low water tides).
Veer left to rejoin the main walk, following the notes from 0.99km 'Bournda Island Trk'.

(0.6 km) Bournda Bch Sth to Int. Bournda Lagoon and Island Trks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 173 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to 'Bournda Island' and 'North Tura Beach' up the hill, passing a grassy platform on the left (which has great views over Bournda Island). The walk leads along the top of the dunes, along the fenced track to an intersection with a sign pointing back to 'Bournda Island' and 'Bournda Lagoon'.

(0.77 km) Int. Bournda Lagoon and Island Trks to Nth Tura Beach and Bournda Island Trk
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 56 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the sign to 'Bournda Island' over the dune and down some stairs onto the beach.

(0.83 km) Nth Tura Beach and Bournda Island Trk to Bournda Island Trk
Track: Moderate - beach
Length = 166 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -5 m
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.

(0.99 km) Bournda Island Trk to Bournda Island
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 56 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
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.

Bournda Island Alt = 10 m
Bournda Island separates Bournda and North Tura beaches, and is located between Tathra and Merimbula. The island is joined to the mainland by a tombola beach, which can be submerged by the tide to form a real island. Bournda Island is covered in low dune shrub vegetation species that are perched on top of the rocky island. Access to the island is at low tide from Bournda or North Tura beaches. Bournda Island can also be accessed from the Bournda Lagoon via Headland Track.

Drive from Bournda Lagoon Car Park
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by


Campsites in the park
Hobart Beach campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Camping Plus 6 Alice St , Merimbula (02) 6495 2571 8.4 km
Gas Connection The Arthur Kaine Drv, Pambula (02) 6495 7121 13 km
Barbeques Galore (Bega) 274 Carp St , Bega (02) 6492 4054 18 km
Camping Outdoors Centre 43 Vulcan St , Moruya (02) 4474 3081 101.8 km
Gone Fishin Cnr Ford & Queen Sts, Moruya (02) 4474 4381 101.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bournda Lagoon car park to Bournda Island.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bournda Lagoon car park to Bournda Island
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2 EDN02 PJ OBrien / Optus site BIMMIL HILL 22 km (to the S)
3 MER03 CB Repeater Site Hill 217 5 km NNE of WYNDHAM 29 km (to the WSW)
7 PKA07 Wandella Trig PEAK ALONE 58 km (to the NNW)
5 VKE5 Broadcast Site EMERALD HILL
Emergency use only
62 km (to the WNW)
4 MCA04 DCNR / Ambulance Site MARAMINGO HILL 75 km (to the SSW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Far South Coast fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      24°Possible late shower.
Thu14°|22°Possible shower.
Fri15°|26°Possible shower.
Sat11°|21°Partly cloudy.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Bournda National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: South Coast & Highlands
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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