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Hobart Beach loop
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.5 km SSW of Tathra
Length: 1.2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Bournda National Park
Climb: 1 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1 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: Moderate

This walk is a great way to explore Hobart Beach as it leaves the popular camping area to follow along the shore of Wallagoot Lake. The track is soft underfoot with most of the walk on sand. This is great way to enjoy the shore of Wallagoot Lake. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Hobart Beach loop
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Hobart Beach large shelter
Wallagoot Lake Shore (Hobart Beach)
Int. Hobart Beach and Campsite Trks
Int. Hobart Lagoon and Hobart Campground Trks
Hobart Beach toilet block
Starting point for this hiking track: Wallagoot Lake Shore (Hobart Beach)

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

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

 
Intersection of Hobart Beach and track to camping area
 
Intersection of Hobart Beach and track to camping area +
 
Hobart Beach
 
Hobart Beach +
 
Hobart Beach
 
Hobart Beach +

 
Hobart Beach
 
Hobart Beach +
 
Signpost above the track to Scotts Hut
 
Signpost above the track to Scotts Hut +
 
Hobart Beach toilet facilities
 
Hobart Beach toilet facilities +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Hobart Beach loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Hobart Beach loop bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Hobart 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 1.2km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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
Around 630m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 620m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
630m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 510m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (110m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 740m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 510m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 740m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 510m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

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
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 Wallagoot Lake Shore (Hobart Beach)
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 332 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
From the shelter, the walk crosses the road (away from the face of the signpost and shelter). The track follows the road into the campsites, turning right immediately through the logs. The track then continues away from the campsites, with the lake and beach coming into view on the left. The track continues to tend left towards the lake, where it comes to a clearing just behind Hobart Beach.

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

Hobart Beach Alt = 7 m
Hobart Beach is located on the southern shores of Wallagoot Lake, in Bournda NP between Tathra and Merimbula. Hobart Beach expands 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, providing a nice opportunity to enjoy the water. Access to the beach is through Hobart Beach camping area, off Bournda Rd in Bournda National Park.

(0.33 km) Wallagoot Lake Shore (Hobart Beach) to Int. Hobart Lagoon and Hobart Campground Trks
Track: Moderate - beach
Length = 509 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Turn sharp left: From the intersection, the walk follows the track along the shore line keeping Wallagoot Lake to the right. The track soon comes to a three way intersection marked with a 'Walking track' sign[1].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows a track along the shore keeping Wallagoot Lake to the right. Soon the track leads to a three way intersection with a 'Ocean Beaches' sign[2] pointing back (and a set of steps on the left).

(0.84 km) Int. Hobart Lagoon and Hobart Campground Trks to Hobart Beach large shelter
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 407 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the stairs following the 'Hobart Beach Camping Area' sign[3]. At the road continues straight to soon turn left at the 'T' intersection (heading away from 'Sites 36-54'[4]). Soon this road leads to to a large green-roofed, wooden building, the toilet block.
Continue straight: From the intersection in front of the toilet block, the walk follows the dirt road (leaving the toilet block behind on the left). The walk follows the dirt road for a short distance to a signposted intersection (with a footpath) beside a large, open shelter. The shelter covers a number of picnic tables.

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.
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 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 loop.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Hobart 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 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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