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Bournda Lagoon via North Tura Lookout
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
9.5 km SSW of Tathra
Length: 5.2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 5.2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Bournda National Park
Climb: 107 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 107 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: Circuit
Track: Hard

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. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Bournda Lagoon via North Tura 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
Bournda Lagoon Lookout
Int. Bournda Lagoon Lookout and Bournda Lagoon Trks
Int. Bournda Lagoon and Field Studies Trks
Sandy Beach Ck
Int North Tura Carpark and Bournda Lagoon Trk
Int. North Tura Carpark and Bournda Lagoon Trk
Int. Nth Tura Car Park and Nth Tura Road Trks
Nth Tura Picnic Area
Nth Tura Lookout int.
Nth Tura Lookout
Nth Tura Lookout int.
Nth Tura Car Park Picnic Area
Int. Bournda Lagoon and Steps onto Beach Trks
Int Bournda Lagoon and Steps onto Beach Trks
Int. Bournda Lagoon and Tura Beach Trks
Int. Bournda Lagoon and Island Trks
Nth Tura Beach and Bournda Island Trk
Bournda Island Trk
Int. Bournda Lagoon and Island Trks
Bournda Bch Sth
Bournda Lagoon
Starting point for this hiking track: Bournda Lagoon Carpark

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Photo Gallery

 
Bournda Lagoon car park
 
Bournda Lagoon car park +
 
Bournda Lagoon
 
Bournda Lagoon +
 
Track to Bournda Lagoon Lookout
 
Track to Bournda Lagoon Lookout +

 
Signpost marking Bournda Lookout track
 
Signpost marking Bournda Lookout track +
 
View from Bournda Lookout
 
View from Bournda Lookout +
 
Track above Bournda Lagoon lookout
 
Track above Bournda Lagoon lookout +

 
Walking Track sign
 
Walking Track sign +
 
Bournda Lagoon Track
 
Bournda Lagoon Track +
 
Field Study Huts intersection
 
Field Study Huts intersection +

 
Track down from Field Study Hut
 
Track down from Field Study Hut +
 
Trck below cliffs
 
Trck below cliffs +
 
Rainforest signpost
 
Rainforest signpost +

 
Sandy Beach Creek
 
Sandy Beach Creek +
 
Track along the creek bank
 
Track along the creek bank +
 
Study Area 1
 
Study Area 1 +

 
Track above Sandy Beach Creek
 
Track above Sandy Beach Creek +
 
Track over tree at Bournda Lagoon
 
Track over tree at Bournda Lagoon +
 
Sandy Beach Creek
 
Sandy Beach Creek +

 
Track cut over log
 
Track cut over log +
 
Arrow marker along the track
 
Arrow marker along the track +
 
Sandy Beach Creek
 
Sandy Beach Creek +

 
Track across Sandy Beach Ck
 
Track across Sandy Beach Ck +
 
Creek bed of Sandy Beach Creek
 
Creek bed of Sandy Beach Creek +
 
Arrow marker at creek crossing
 
Arrow marker at creek crossing +

 
Log across the track
 
Log across the track +
 
Well signposted intersection Bournda Lagoon
 
Well signposted intersection Bournda Lagoon +
 
Track to North Tura car park
 
Track to North Tura car park +

 
Sandy track to North Tura
 
Sandy track to North Tura +
 
Signpost to North Tura
 
Signpost to North Tura +
 
Track through heath to North Tura
 
Track through heath to North Tura +

 
North Tura picnic area
 
North Tura picnic area +
 
Signpost at North Tura
 
Signpost at North Tura +
 
North Tura lookout
 
North Tura lookout +

 
View from North Tura lookout
 
View from North Tura lookout +
 
Stairs onto North Tura Beach
 
Stairs onto North Tura Beach +
 
Track behind North Tura Beach
 
Track behind North Tura Beach +

 
Brown snake, North Tura
 
Brown snake, North Tura +
 
Track behind North Tura dunes
 
Track behind North Tura dunes +
 
Bournda Island track
 
Bournda Island track +

 
Track behind North Tura dunes
 
Track behind North Tura dunes +
 
Track down to Bournda Beach
 
Track down to Bournda Beach +
 
Track across Bournda Beach
 
Track across Bournda Beach +

 
Melaleuca trees behind Bournda Lagoon
 
Melaleuca trees behind Bournda Lagoon +
 
Bournda Beach
 
Bournda Beach +
 
Track up from Bournda Lagoon
 
Track up from Bournda Lagoon +

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

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Bournda Lagoon via North Tura Lookout bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bournda Lagoon via North Tura Lookout bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bournda Lagoon via North Tura 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 5km
Time 2 hrs
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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 Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
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
2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.5km is very steep. Whilst another 1.5km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 160m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
2.9km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 2.2km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 60m follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 60m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 120m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 3.9km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.3km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
3.2km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 1.3km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (720m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


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.
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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.

(0.24 km) Bournda Lagoon Lookout to Int. North Tura Carpark and Bournda Lagoon Trk
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 2.34 km Time = 45 mins
Climb = 64 m Descent = -62 m
Turn around: From the lookout, this walk heads away from the unfenced rock edge and into the trees. The track keeps the lagoon below on the right as it winds through the trees to a signposted intersection.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign 'Walking Track', winding up the hill, then turning left and soon coming to a 'Walking Track' signposted intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Walking Track' arrow down the steps. The steps lead the walk beneath a line of cliffs, then the track turns left, down the hill, entering an area of rainforest vegetation (which is signposted). The track then continues down closer to the water where it turns right, and keeps the lagoon on the left for some time. The track then passes a whole lot of seats with a signpost marked 'Study Area 1'. The track continues past this to more closely follow the waterline, on the left, coming to 'Study Area 2'. The walk passes over a log then follows the track markers along the creek bank. The track then turns left, up the hill, and follows a rocky path over the hill and down to a dry creek crossing. The track crosses to the other side, where there is a signpost.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the arrow up the rocky hill. The track winds along the hillside, with Sandy Beach Creek below on the right. The track soon descends from the hill, meandering through the bush, tending left (away from the creek) to a well-signposted intersection.

(2.58 km) Int North Tura Carpark and Bournda Lagoon Trk to Int Bournda Lagoon and Tura Beach Trks
Alternate Route: Track: Moderate - bushtrack ( Show detail)
Length = 677 m Time = 12 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -12 m
Turn left : From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Bournda Lagoon via Bournda Headland' sign, tending left down the hill. The walk heads straight past a 'Kunzea' sign to the right, before passing over numerous speed bump like mounds on a white dirt path. The track continues straight up this hill to wind past a 'Melaleuca' sign to the left of the track. From here, the track meanders down the hill to a signposted intersection.
Veer left to rejoin the main walk, following the notes from 4.18km 'Int. Bournda Lagoon and Tura Beach Trks'.

(2.58 km) Int. North Tura Carpark and Bournda Lagoon Trk to Nth Tura Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 824 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -14 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign 'Nth Tura Carpark' down the hill. The sandy track meanders through the heath to a signposted intersection.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to 'Nth Tura Carpark', heading down the track through the thick heath. The track winds a little as it passes into areas of open and closed heath, and also passes a 'Walking Track' sign. The walk continues for a short time to meet a signposted intersection with picnic tables at the car park.
Turn right: 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].
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].

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.

(3.4 km) Nth Tura Lookout to Int. Bournda Lagoon and Steps onto Beach Trks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 97 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -2 m
Turn around: From the lookout, the walk heads away from the beach views[11] down the ramp. The walk then leads along a track, around a timber bollard[12] to come to an intersection just before the car park marked with a 'Viewing Platform' sign[13] pointing back up.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Walking tracks' arrow[14] along the wide gravel path keeping the car park to the left. The path leads behind the large 'Welcome to North Tura Beach' information sign[15], and toilet[fac=8213] (on your left) to lead gently downhill alongside the timber fence to come to an intersection with two picnic tables[fac=8224] (on your left). The intersection is marked with a 'North Tura Beach' sign[16].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign 'Steps to Beach 80m' down the hill. The walk winds down through the melaleuca trees to an unsignposted intersection with a set of stairs.

(3.5 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 right: 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 right to continue along this walk.)

(3.5 km) Int Bournda Lagoon and Steps onto Beach Trks to Int. Bournda Lagoon and Island Trks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 959 m Time = 17 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -13 m
Continue straight: From the intersection with the stairs, the walk heads behind the dunes, keeping the ocean to the right. The track winds through the trees behind the dunes and has some views of the ocean. The track soon comes to a signposted intersection.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to 'Bournda Lagoon via Bournda Headland', keeping the ocean on the right of the track. The track winds behind the dunes to soon come to a signposted intersection.

(4.46 km) Int. Bournda Lagoon and Island Trks to Bournda Island
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack,beach,bushtrack
Length = 278 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -8 m
Turn right: 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.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

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.

(4.46 km) Int. Bournda Lagoon and Island Trks to Bournda Bch Sth
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 173 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -8 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to 'Bournda Lagoon', following the white fencing. The walk keeps the ocean on the right as it winds down to a grassy lookout on the right of the track (with fantastic views of Bournda Island). The walk then heads down some stairs to a signposted intersection on the beach.

(4.63 km) Bournda Bch Sth to Bournda Lagoon
Track: Moderate - beach
Length = 456 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads along the beach, with the ocean on the right, and the lagoon behind the dunes, to the left. The walk continues up the beach, tending left over the dunes to the shore next to the lagoon, and stairs leading up the hill.

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

(5.09 km) Bournda Lagoon to Bournda Lagoon Car Park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 143 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the lagoon, the walk heads away from the lagoon up the wooden stairs on the bushy hill. The track continues past a toilet block (on your right) and then a gate into the car park.

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.

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
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Getting there

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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 via North Tura Lookout.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bournda Lagoon via North Tura Lookout
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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 3 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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