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Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Lagoon
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
10.6 km NNE of Merimbula
Length: 5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bournda National Park
Climb: 43 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 43 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: Moderate

From Hobart Beach camping area, this walk passes the hidden Bondi Lake to come to Bournda Lagoon. The lagoon is a wonderful oasis with the deep pool and sandy, shaded edges making a really pleasant area. The proximity to Bournda Beach also creates the opportunity to have a body surf. The track to Bournda Lagoon is well signposted from Hobart Beach camping area. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Lagoon
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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
Bournda Lagoon Carpark
Bournda Lagoon Car Park
Starting point for this hiking track: Hobart Beach large shelter

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 
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Photo Gallery

 
Sign next to Hobart Beach shelter
 
Sign next to Hobart Beach shelter +
 
Arrow marker next to track
 
Arrow marker next to track +
 
The track looking away from Hobart Beach camping area
 
The track looking away from Hobart Beach camping area +

 
Signpost to Hobart Beach camping area
 
Signpost to Hobart Beach camping area +
 
Field Study Huts signpost
 
Field Study Huts signpost +
 
Track down to Bournda Beach car park
 
Track down to Bournda Beach car park +

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

 
Track to Bournda Lagoon car park
 
Track to Bournda Lagoon car park +
 
Track up from Bournda Lagoon
 
Track up from Bournda Lagoon +
 
Bournda Lagoon
 
Bournda Lagoon +

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 Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Lagoon bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Lagoon bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Lagoon bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Lagoon bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 5km
Time 1 hr 30 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
2.3km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 140m has short steep hills. The remaining (85m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 1.7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 770m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 2.1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 410m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 1.9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 630m 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 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
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|

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 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 Car Park to Bournda Lagoon
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 143 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -3 m
Veer left: 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

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.

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.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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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 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 camping area to Bournda Lagoon.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Lagoon
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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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