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Hobart Beach to Games Bay
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.5 km SSW of Tathra
Length: 10.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 10.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bournda National Park
Climb: 230 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 230 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: Hard

The walk to Games Bay from Hobart Beach camping area is a fantastic walk to this gem of a secluded beach. The turquoise waters of Games Bay tempt many people for a swim, and the bay is a great place for lunch under a shady tree. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Hobart Beach to Games Bay
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Hobart Beach large shelter
Wallagoot Lake Shore (Hobart Beach)
Ocean beaches Carpark
Ocean beaches carpark Trk
Wallagoot Beach
Wallagoot Beach North
Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks
Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks
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)

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

 
Hobart Beach
 
Hobart Beach +
 
Track to Ocean Beaches
 
Track to Ocean Beaches +
 
Sign to Wallagoot Beach
 
Sign to Wallagoot Beach +

 
Ocean Beaches car park
 
Ocean Beaches car park +
 
Track through melaleuca trees
 
Track through melaleuca trees +
 
Stairs up dunes behind Wallagoot Beach
 
Stairs up dunes behind Wallagoot Beach +

 
Track down dunes onto Wallagoot Beach
 
Track down dunes onto Wallagoot Beach +
 
Shells in sand Wallagoot Beach
 
Shells in sand Wallagoot Beach +
 
Wallagoot Lake from Wallagoot Beach
 
Wallagoot Lake from Wallagoot Beach +

 
Seat at the top of Wallagoot Beach
 
Seat at the top of Wallagoot Beach +
 
Track to Wallagoot Gap
 
Track to Wallagoot Gap +
 
Kangarutha Track sign above Wallagoot Gap
 
Kangarutha Track sign above Wallagoot Gap +

 
Track to Wallagoot Gap intersection
 
Track to Wallagoot Gap intersection +
 
Track through heath to Wallagoot Gap
 
Track through heath to Wallagoot Gap +
 
Old farm fence post
 
Old farm fence post +

 
Banksias beside the track
 
Banksias beside the track +
 
White post marking the track
 
White post marking the track +
 
Seed pod
 
Seed pod +

 
Track through the heath
 
Track through the heath +
 
Games Bay
 
Games Bay +
 
Post marker on Kangarutha Track
 
Post marker on Kangarutha Track +

 
Arrow marker beside Kangarutha Track
 
Arrow marker beside Kangarutha Track +
 
Games Bay
 
Games Bay +
 
Games Bay sign
 
Games Bay sign +

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 to Games Bay bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Hobart Beach to Games Bay bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Hobart Beach to Games Bay bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Hobart Beach to Games Bay 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 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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
3km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2km is flat with no steps. The remaining (330m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
2.4km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 2.4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (480m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
2.4km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 2.4km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (480m) is clearly signposted.

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

Weather
This whole walk, 5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
2.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 2.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (480m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

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.
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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 Ocean beaches carpark Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 763 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -2 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.
Turn sharp right: From the intersection, this walk heads directly away from the lake, towards the slight clearing on the left and past the white dot on the tree. The track meanders through the melaleuca for a short time to open out onto a car park, with a signpost pointing back to 'Wallagoot Lake'[1].
Turn left: From the middle of the carpark, this walk follows the sign to 'Wallagoot Beach'[2] away from the carpark (not the 'Wallagoot Lake' sign next to the picnic table). The wide track soon comes to a timber boardwak and a three way intersection maked with a 'Hobart Beach camp' sign[3] point back to the carpark.
From this intersection the walk heads along the timber boardwalk following the 'Ocean Beaches' sign[4]. The boardwalk soon end and the track winds through the melaleuca to come to a three way intersection marked with a 'Parking Area' sign[5] pointing back along the track.

(0.76 km) Ocean beaches carpark Trk to Wallagoot Beach
Track: Moderate - beach
Length = 299 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -7 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the arrow on the sign to Wallagoot Beach, towards the sound of the ocean. The walk winds along the sandy track to a set of stairs, climbing the stairs to then drop down the dune on the other side, by erosion control steps in the sand. The track continues across the beach towards the water.

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.

(1.06 km) Wallagoot Beach to Wallagoot Beach North
Track: Moderate - beach
Length = 1.53 km Time = 25 mins
Climb = 17 m Descent = -9 m
Turn left: From the bottom of the ladder steps, this walk heads along the beach, keeping the ocean to the right. Wallagoot Lake soon appears on the left, behind the dunes. The walk continues along the beach to the end, where there is a set of stairs leading away from the beach. (This track may be impassable in high water, the hillside further down the beach can be used to access the stairs depending on water levels.)

(2.59 km) Wallagoot Beach North to Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 282 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -12 m
Veer right: From the beach, this walk heads up the stairs and hill through the melaleuca trees, and soon tends left. The track continues up through the trees to an intersection just beyond the timber platform (on the right), marked with 'Kangarutha Walking Track' signs.

(2.87 km) Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks to Wallagoot Gap
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 106 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -8 m
Turn sharp right: From the intersection, the walk heads to the timber platform then down the timber steps onto Wallagoot Gap Beach.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Wallagoot Gap Alt = 2 m
Wallagoot Gap is situated south of Tathra, facing east out onto the South Pacific Ocean. The gap is created by two headlands that protect the main beach from the wind. A second beach can be found around the corner of Wallagoot Gap, by following the right-hand side wall. Wallagoot Gap is an excellent place for a swim or a play in the sand. The gap can be accessed from Wallagoot Beach car park at the end of Wallagoot Lake Rd or the Kangarutha Track.

(2.87 km) Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks to Games Bay
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 2.4 km Time = 49 mins
Climb = 82 m Descent = -86 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Kangarutha Walking Track' arrow through the trees, keeping the coast to the right. The track winds for some time, with the ocean far below to the right of the track. The track winds back and forth for quite some time, with posts leading the way through areas of open and closed vegetation. The walk then turns left into a Games Bay, a large bay, with many access track leading down to the ocean on the right of the track. This walk leads around the bay to turn right, down to into the sandy Games Bay. The small bushes at the back of the bay hide the signpost for 'Games Bay'.

Games Bay Alt = 3 m
Games Bay, Bournda National Park, is located along the Kangarutha Track, south of Tathra. The bay is formed by two rocky sides, and backed by a sandy beach. Games Bay Creek runs through the beach out to sea, but flows intermittently. The bay is named after Mr Games, a settler who cleared and used the surrounding area of the bay for dairy farming. Mr Games also made a track from Games Bay to White Rock. The bay is backed by a small fireplace with driftwood seats around it.

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 to Games Bay.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Hobart Beach to Games Bay
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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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