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Bournda Lagoon lookout
Time: 12 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: 0.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bournda National Park
Climb: 14 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 14 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 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. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Bournda Lagoon Carpark
Int. Bournda Lagoon Carpark and Bournda Lagoon Trks
Int. Bournda Lagoon Lookout and Bournda Lagoon Trks
Starting point for this hiking track: Bournda Lagoon Carpark

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
 Wolumla 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-88242N 
 Bega 1:100 000 Map Series 8824 

Photo Gallery

 
Bournda Lagoon car park
 
Bournda Lagoon car park +
 
Track down to Bournda Lagoon
 
Track down to Bournda Lagoon +
 
Track along Bournda Lagoon
 
Track along Bournda Lagoon +

 
Bournda Lagoon
 
Bournda Lagoon +
 
Walking Track sign
 
Walking Track sign +
 
Signpost marking Bournda Lookout track
 
Signpost marking Bournda Lookout track +

 
Track to Bournda Lagoon Lookout
 
Track to Bournda Lagoon Lookout +
 
View from Bournda Lookout
 
View from Bournda Lookout +
 
Bournda Lagoon from lookout
 
Bournda Lagoon from lookout +

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 lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bournda Lagoon lookout bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bournda Lagoon lookout bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bournda Lagoon lookout 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 480m
Time 12 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*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
110m of this walk has short steep hills and another 100m is very steep. The remaining (30m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 240m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 240m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 240m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 240m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 240m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

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 Carpark
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|

Bournda Beach picnic area Alt = 13 m
Bournda Beach picnic area is found next to Bournda Lagoon car park, in Bournda National Park. The picnic area is shaded by the trees behind Bournda Beach, which is between Tathra and Merimbula. The picnic area has modest facilities with a few picnic tables, BBQ pit and a toilet nearby. The picnic area is a great place to eat lunch before heading down to Bournda Beach or Lagoon, which are only a stroll away through the bush.

(0 km) Bournda Lagoon Carpark to Bournda Lagoon Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 241 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -8 m
From the intersection, this walk heads along the car park (on the right) to the signposted intersection at the other corner of the car park. The walk then follows the sign 'Bournda Walking Track' down the hill. The track winds for a short time to come to a 'Walking Track' signposted intersection before the lagoon.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the arrow on the sign 'Walking Track' keeping the lagoon on the left. The track soon meets a signposted hill, which it heads up, coming to an signposted intersection on the left.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to the lookout. The track winds through the trees, up onto a rocky platform overlooking the lagoon and beach.

Bournda Lagoon Lookout Alt = 11 m
Bournda Lagoon lookout is a small unfenced rock platform perched above Bournda Lagoon, in Bournda National Park. The views to the south, over the lake, reveal how close the lagoon is to the beach. The angle of the lookout onto the water gives a look through the water to the bottom of the lagoon.

Drive from Bournda Lagoon Carpark
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 lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bournda Lagoon lookout
Click to re-center search
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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