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Bournda Lagoon to North Tura
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
8.6 km NNE of Merimbula
Length: 1.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 1.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Bournda National Park
Climb: 23 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 23 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: One way
Track: Moderate

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. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Bournda Lagoon to North Tura
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Bournda Lagoon Car Park
Bournda Lagoon
Bournda Bch Sth
Int. Bournda Lagoon and Island Trks
Int Bournda Lagoon and Tura Beach Trks
Int. Bournda Lagoon and Steps onto Beach Trks
Int. Bournda Lagoon and Steps onto Beach Trks
Nth Tura Picnic Area
Nth Tura Lookout int.
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)

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

Photo Gallery

 
Gate before toilet Bournda Lagoon
 
Gate 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 +
 
Fenced track along dunes
 
Fenced track along dunes +
 
Track on top dunes
 
Track on top dunes +

 
Signpost to North Tura, Bournda Lagoon
 
Signpost to North Tura, Bournda Lagoon +
 
Signpost near North Tura
 
Signpost near North Tura +
 
North Tura car park
 
North Tura car park +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Bournda Lagoon to North Tura bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bournda Lagoon to North Tura bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bournda Lagoon to North Tura bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bournda Lagoon to North Tura 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 1.8km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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
1.1km of this walk has short steep hills and another 680m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (65m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 1.8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 30m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 1.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 30m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 1.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 210m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


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.

Bournda Lagoon Alt = 5 m
Bournda Lagoon has formed behind Bournda Beach, between Tathra and Merimbula in Bournda National Park. The lagoon is deep enough for swimming and is a popular spot for a freshwater swim. The lagoon is fed by Sandy Beach Creek, which has been silted up at the southernmost end of Bournda Beach. The lagoon supports a variety of environments, including a rainforest, on its shores. However, the lagoon is subject to environmental issues such as algal blooms. The lagoon can be accessed by bush track from Bournda Lagoon car park, at the end of Bournda Rd. More info

(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 Bch Sth to Int Bournda Lagoon and Steps onto Beach Trks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.13 km Time = 20 mins
Climb = 21 m Descent = -13 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'.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows none of the signed directions, instead it keeps the ocean on the left of the track and continues behind the dunes. The walk winds along the sandy track for a short time, heading down into the melaleuca trees to a signposted intersection.
Veer left: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Nth Tura Carpark' sign, keeping the ocean to the left. The track winds up through melaleuca trees, away from the ocean views to come to an un-signposted intersection with a set of stairs on the left of the track.

(1.73 km) Int. Bournda Lagoon and Steps onto Beach Trks to Nth Tura Beach
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 62 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the stairs down the hill and through the heath and then onto the beach.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

North Tura Beach Alt = 6 m
North Tura Beach is located north of Merimbula and Tura Heads. The beach is a beautiful expanse of sand of nearly 2.5km, stretching from Tura Heads to Bournda Island in the north. North Tura is an easterly-facing beach which is accessed by Widgeram Rd off the Sapphire Coast Drive.

(1.73 km) Int. Bournda Lagoon and Steps onto Beach Trks to Nth Tura Lookout int.
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 66 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk leaves the beach and stairs behind on the left, as the track winds up the hill for a short time to the car park.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads away from the face of the 'North Tura Beach' sign[1] initially the picnic tables to your right. The walk leads gently uphill along the wide gravel track, past the large 'Welcome to North Tura Beach' information sign[2], and toilet[fac=8213] to come to an intersection beside the car park marked with a timber 'North Tura Beach' sign[3].

(1.8 km) Nth Tura Lookout int. to Nth Tura Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack
Length = 31 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Viewing Platform' sign[4], towards the lookout. The walk leads along the gravel path, around the timber bollard[5] then up the fiberglass ramp (1.5m wide), keeping a timber fence either side.

North Tura Lookout Alt = 10 m
North Tura Beach Lookout is between Tathra and Merimbula in Bournda National Park. The lookout platform (4.6x4.6m) has stunning views[6] over North Tura Beach, all the way south to Tura Headland[7] and out to sea. The lookout is also a perfect viewing point for Turingal Head[8] and Bournda Island. The fence[9] is 91cm high and the ramp leading up is 1.5m wide[10].

Drive from Nth Tura Lookout int.
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
Map Car Shuffle
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 to North Tura.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bournda Lagoon to North Tura
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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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