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Hobart Beach, Bournda Lagoon and Beach loop
Time: 3 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.5 km SSW of Tathra
Length: 10.6 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 10.6 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Bournda National Park
Climb: 139 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 139 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

This is an expansive walk out from Hobart Beach camping area taking in some of the best sights of Bournda National Park. The walk explores the area from the campsite, and around Bournda Lagoon, before following the beautiful North Tura and Bournda beaches back to the start. There is plenty of opportunity along this walk to get the toes wet and to simply enjoy your surroundings. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
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Hobart Beach large shelter
Int. just north of Bournda Rd
Int. Bournda Rd and Hobart Beach Rd
Int. Bournda and Field Study Huts car park Trks
Bournda Beach car park
Int Bondi Lake and Bournda Bch Trks
Bournda Beach car park
Bournda Lagoon Carpark
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. Bournda Lagoon and Tura Beach Trks
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 Car Park Picnic Area
Int. Bournda Lagoon and Steps onto Beach Trks
Nth Tura Beach
Nth Tura Beach and Bournda Island Trk
Bournda Island Trk
Nth Tura Beach and Bournda Island Trk
Int. Bournda Lagoon and Island Trks
Bournda Beach
Bournda Beach
Bournda Beach Nth
Wallagoot Beach
Ocean beaches carpark Trk
Ocean beaches Carpark
Wallagoot Lake Shore (Hobart Beach)
Starting point for this hiking track: Hobart Beach large shelter

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Photo Gallery

 
Sign next to Hobart Beach shelter
 
Sign next to Hobart Beach shelter +
 
Hobart Beach camping area shelter
 
Hobart Beach camping area shelter +
 
Fireplace in Hobart Beach camping area
 
Fireplace in Hobart Beach camping area +

 
Track to Bournda Lagoon
 
Track to Bournda Lagoon +
 
Signpost to Bondi Lake
 
Signpost to Bondi Lake +
 
Track parallel to Bondi Lake
 
Track parallel to Bondi Lake +

 
Track to Bournda Beach car park
 
Track to Bournda Beach car park +
 
Service trail to Bournda Lagoon car park
 
Service trail to Bournda Lagoon car park +
 
Bournda Lagoon car park
 
Bournda Lagoon car park +

 
Bournda Lagoon car park
 
Bournda Lagoon car park +
 
Bournda Lagoon
 
Bournda Lagoon +
 
Signpost marking Bournda Lookout track
 
Signpost marking Bournda Lookout track +

 
View from Bournda Lagoon lookout
 
View from Bournda Lagoon lookout +
 
Field Study Huts intersection
 
Field Study Huts intersection +
 
Track down and under cliffs
 
Track down and under cliffs +

 
Rainforest signpost
 
Rainforest signpost +
 
Sandy Beach Creek
 
Sandy Beach Creek +
 
Track along the creek bank
 
Track along the creek bank +

 
Bournda Lagoon
 
Bournda Lagoon +
 
Track above Sandy Beach Creek
 
Track above Sandy Beach Creek +
 
Track cut over log
 
Track cut over log +

 
Arrow marker along the track
 
Arrow marker along the track +
 
Arrow marker beside Bournda Lagoon track
 
Arrow marker beside Bournda Lagoon track +
 
Looking up Sandy Beach Creek
 
Looking up 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 +

 
Sandy track to North Tura
 
Sandy track to North Tura +
 
North Tura picnic area
 
North Tura picnic area +
 
Stairs onto North Tura Beach
 
Stairs onto North Tura Beach +

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

 
Melaleuca trees behind Bournda Lagoon
 
Melaleuca trees behind Bournda Lagoon +
 
Bournda Beach
 
Bournda Beach +
 
Bournda Beach and Bournda Island
 
Bournda Beach and Bournda Island +

 
Stairs up dunes behind Wallagoot Beach
 
Stairs up dunes behind Wallagoot Beach +
 
Signpost to car park
 
Signpost to car park +
 
Hobart Beach
 
Hobart Beach +

 
Track from Hoabrt Beach camping area to Hobart Beach
 
Track from Hoabrt Beach camping area to Hobart Beach +
 
Track away from Hobart Beach camping area
 
Track away from Hobart Beach camping area +
 
Hobart Beach camping area shelter
 
Hobart Beach camping area shelter +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Hobart Beach, Bournda Lagoon and Beach loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Hobart Beach, Bournda Lagoon and Beach loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Hobart Beach, Bournda Lagoon and Beach loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Hobart Beach, Bournda Lagoon and Beach loop 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 11km
Time 3 hrs 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 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
4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 3.5km is flat with no steps. Whilst another 1.6km is very steep and the remaining 1.5km has short steep hills.

Quality of track
6km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 2.3km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (2.2km) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 10km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 890m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 11km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 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
7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 2.6km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (1.4km) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Track Notes


Drive to Hobart Beach large shelter
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
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Hobart Beach campground Alt = m
This is a well-established campsite close to the beach and lake. There are garbage and recycling bins. Each camping space is well-defined and there is a large covered common area. The camp surrounds the stone and timber toilet and laundry facility.

(0 km) Hobart Beach large shelter to Int. near Bournda Rd and Hobart Beach Rd
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 410 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = 0 m
From the intersection, this walk follows the path and the sign to the 'Field Study Huts'[1] past the large picnic shelter (on the left). The track soon passes a volleyball court (on the right) and a fire pit (on the left), then follows a track marker through the dense melaleuca. The track soon comes to a three-way intersection marked with several signs, including one pointing back to 'Hobart Beach Camping Area'[2].
From the intersection, the walk continues straight along the track, following the 'Bondi Lake' sign[3] through the melaleuca. The track soon comes to another three-way intersection, marked with another sign pointing back to 'Hobart Beach Camping Area'[4].
Continue straight: From this intersection, this walk heads south along the track, following the 'Bondi Lake' sign[5] through the melaleuca. The track soon comes to then crosses the dirt Bournda Rd to the 'Hobart Beach Camping Area 0.5km'sign[6] on the otherside.

(0.41 km) Int. Bournda Rd and Hobart Beach Rd to Bournda Beach car park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.7 km Time = 28 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -13 m
Continue straight: From the road, this walk follows the sign to 'Bondi Lake'[7] between the timber posts and along the wide track. The track winds through the tall heath for a while untill passing an old hut (on the left) where the track comes to a three way intersection marked with a 'hobart beach camp' sign[8] pointing back along the track.
From the intersection, this walk follows the 'bournda lagoon' sign[9] along with wide track. The track passes along the side of Bondi Lake (not visable on the left) to come to a faint intersection with the signposted 'Field Studies Huts'[10] track (on the right).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk leaves the hill and the 'Field Studies Huts' sign behind, on the right of the track, as the track continues through the heath,heading up a slight rise to a signposted intersection in Bournda Beach car park.

(2.11 km) Bournda Beach car park to Bondi Lake Sth
Optional sidetrip: Route: Hard - bushtrack,undefined
Length = 390 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -7 m
Turn left : From the car park, this walk heads between the trees at the point where three short vertical logs mark the track. The track heads down through the bush to the base of a set of stairs.
Turn left: From the bottom of the stairs, the walk keeps the bottom of the dunes to the right for some time and then tends to the left through the trees. The track winds through the trees to open out onto the large treeless clearing of Bondi Lake.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer left to continue along this walk.)

Bondi Lake Alt = 8 m
Bondi Lake lies south of Tathra, behind Bournda Beach in Bournda National Park. The lake, when filled, is a shallow body of fresh water, which is fed by streams all found within the National Park. The lake, when dry, resembles a paddock with many kangaroos grazing in the middle of the dry lake. The lake can be accessed by bush tracks from Bournda Lagoon car park or Hobart Beach camping area.

(2.11 km) Bournda Beach car park to Int Bournda Rd and Bournda Beach Parking Area
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 85 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Bournda Lagoon' sign up the hill to the signposted intersection with a management trail.

(2.19 km) Bournda Lagoon Carpark to Int. Bournda Rd and Bournda Beach Parking Area
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 145 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -4 m
Turn left: From the gate, this walk heads up through the car park following the 'Hobart Beach Camping Area' arrow on the signpost. The trail comes to a signpost for 'Bournda Beach Parking Area'.

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.

(2.34 km) Bournda Lagoon Carpark to Bournda Lagoon Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 241 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = -8 m
Turn right: 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.

(2.58 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.

(4.91 km) Int North Tura Carpark and Bournda Lagoon Trk to Int. Bournda Lagoon and Island Trks
Alternate Route: Track: Moderate - bushtrack ( Show detail)
Length = 957 m Time = 17 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -18 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: 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.
Continue straight to rejoin the main walk, following the notes from 6.61km 'Int. Bournda Lagoon and Island Trks'.

(4.91 km) Int. North Tura Carpark and Bournda Lagoon Trk to Nth Tura Car Park Picnic Area
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 763 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -13 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.

(5.68 km) Nth Tura Picnic Area to Nth Tura Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 61 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk heads away from the face of the 'North Tura Beach' sign[11] 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[12], and toilet[fac=8213] to come to an intersection beside the car park marked with a timber 'North Tura Beach' sign[13].
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Viewing Platform' sign[14], towards the lookout. The walk leads along the gravel path, around the timber bollard[15] then up the fiberglass ramp (1.5m wide), keeping a timber fence either side.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

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[16] over North Tura Beach, all the way south to Tura Headland[17] and out to sea. The lookout is also a perfect viewing point for Turingal Head[18] and Bournda Island. The fence[19] is 91cm high and the ramp leading up is 1.5m wide[20].

(5.68 km) Nth Tura Car Park Picnic Area to Nth Tura Beach
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 98 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -4 m
Turn left: 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.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the stairs down the hill and through the heath and then onto the beach.

(5.77 km) Nth Tura Beach to Nth Tura Beach and Bournda Island Trk
Track: Moderate - beach
Length = 783 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -6 m
Turn left: From the staircase, this walk heads north along the beach towards Bournda Island, keeping the ocean to the right. Just before the rocky Bournda Island, there is a small but distinct track on the left through the heath.

(6.56 km) Nth Tura Beach and Bournda Island Trk to Bournda Island
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - beach,bushtrack
Length = 222 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -5 m
Turn right: 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 veer 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.

(6.56 km) Nth Tura Beach and Bournda Island Trk to Bournda Bch Sth
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 229 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -8 m
Turn left: From the beach, the walk heads up the stairs away from the ocean. The walk heads over the top of the hill to a signposted intersection.
Turn right: 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.

(6.79 km) Bournda Beach to Bournda Bch Sth
Track: Moderate - beach
Length = 575 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the intersection at the southern end of the beach, the walk heads along the beach, keeping the ocean to the right, and the dunes to the left. The walk continues past views of Bournda Lagoon to a spot opposite a set of stairs (going up the taller dunes on the left).

Bournda Beach Alt = 4 m
Bournda Beach, Bournda National Park, lies between Tathra and Merimbula, and forms the southern end of Wallagoot Beach. The beach provides some good surf conditions with a south-easterly aspect (not patrolled). At the southern end of the beach is Bournda Island, attached to the beach by a rocky headland and tombola (sand joining the island to mainland). The dunes backing the beach are undergoing rehabilitation. Bournda Beach is accessed by Bournda Rd at either Hobart Beach camping area, Bournda Lagoon or Wallagoot Gap parking areas.

(7.36 km) Bournda Beach to Wallagoot Beach
Track: Moderate - beach
Length = 2.17 km Time = 34 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -12 m
Continue straight: From the middle of the beach, opposite a set of erosion control steps, the walk heads along the beach, keeping the ocean to the right. The walk continues along the beach until it comes opposite a set of erosion control steps to the left.
Continue straight: From the middle of the beach, across from a set of erosion control steps, the walk heads along the beach, keeping the ocean to the right. The walk continues along the beach for quite some time to a point opposite a set of erosion control steps going up the dunes to the left.

Wallagoot Beach Alt = 3 m
Wallagoot Beach, is located east of Wallagoot Lake in Bournda National Park, between Tathra and Merimbula. The beach is a large expanse of white sand, with surf conditions created by its south easterly aspect. The beach's northern end sometimes floods, due to Wallagoot Lake breaking through the beach's sand barrier. Alternative access (instead of Wallagoot Lake Rd) is from Bournda Rd, through Hobart Beach camping area.

(9.53 km) Wallagoot Beach to Ocean beaches carpark Trk
Track: Moderate - beach
Length = 299 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads away from the beach and up the erosion control stairs. The walk then heads down the stairs onto a sandy clear trail which winds through the bush. The track soon meets a signposted intersection.

(9.83 km) Ocean beaches carpark Trk to Wallagoot Lake Shore (Hobart Beach)
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 431 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to the 'Parking Area'[21] along the sandy track, towards the distant hills. The walk winds though the melaleuca, some of which are on the track. The soon comes to a timber boardwalk and a three way intersection with a 'Ocean Beaches' sign[22] pointing back along the track.
From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Hobart Beach camp' sign[23] off the end of the board walk to the come to a car park a short distance later. A the carpark the walk turns right to find a signposted intersection next to the picnic table.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the arrow on the sign to 'Wallagoot Lake'[24], away from the car park and picnic table. The track tends right, down the hill, for approximately 50m to an intersection on the shore of Wallagoot Lake.

Hobart Beach Alt = 7 m
Hobart Beach is located on the southern shores of Wallagoot Lake, between Tathra and Merimbula. Hobart Beach extends from the sand dunes to Scotts Bay, on Wallagoot Lake. The beach is a thin slice of white sand between the treeline and the lake, and provides plenty of opportunity to go for a swim and enjoy the water. Access to the beach is through Hobart Beach camping area, off Bournda Rd in Bournda National Park.

Wallagoot Lake (Lagoon) Alt = 7 m
Wallagoot Lake, Bournda National Park, is located between Tathra and Merimbula on the Sapphire Coast Drive. Wallagoot Lake is a large expanse of water, although it is only two to three metres deep. The lake's catchment is found predominantly within Bournda National Park, the main tributary being Moncks Creek. The lake is blocked from the ocean by sand dunes on the eastern end - these dunes are broken intermittently, connecting the lake with the sea. Wallagoot Lake is home to many bird species including Black Swans and a threatened Tern.
The lake is a popular spot for picnics and other recreation. Hobart Beach camping area lies on the southern shore of the lake, and on the northern edge lies the Wallagoot Lake Boat Club, with its parking, and also a picnic area, providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy the lake. Wallagoot Lake can be accessed by Wallagoot Lake Rd off the Sapphire Coast Drive. More info

(10.26 km) Wallagoot Lake Shore (Hobart Beach) to Hobart Beach large shelter
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 332 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Turn sharp left: From the intersection, the walk heads away from Wallagoot Lake, keeping it a bit to the right for a short time, passing a post with a red reflective marker[25]. The track tends right, away from the lake and the beach, to come into view of a clearing, the campsite, on the left. The track continues to an area with cut logs on the ground. The walk passes these logs, continuing to the main road, to the right of large triangular shelter where there is a signpost.

Drive from Hobart Beach large shelter
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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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 10.4 km
Gas Connection The Arthur Kaine Drv, Pambula (02) 6495 7121 15 km
Barbeques Galore (Bega) 274 Carp St , Bega (02) 6492 4054 16.4 km
Camping Outdoors Centre 43 Vulcan St , Moruya (02) 4474 3081 99.7 km
Gone Fishin Cnr Ford & Queen Sts, Moruya (02) 4474 4381 99.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Hobart Beach, Bournda Lagoon and Beach loop.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from Hobart Beach, Bournda Lagoon and Beach loop
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2 EDN02 PJ OBrien / Optus site BIMMIL HILL 24 km (to the S)
3 MER03 CB Repeater Site Hill 217 5 km NNE of WYNDHAM 30 km (to the WSW)
7 PKA07 Wandella Trig PEAK ALONE 56 km (to the NNW)
5 VKE5 Broadcast Site EMERALD HILL
Emergency use only
61 km (to the WNW)
4 MCA04 DCNR / Ambulance Site MARAMINGO HILL 77 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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