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Hobart Beach to Wallagoot Gap
Time: 1 hr 45 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: 6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bournda National Park
Climb: 70 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 70 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

This is a wonderful beach walk, to a more secluded beach. The walk crosses the dunes from Hobart Beach camping area and follows Wallagoot Beach north to Wallagoot Gap, just over the headland to the north. The Gap hides a small solitary beach which is a popular place for locals to swim or enjoy a quiet, lazy day at the beach (there are no patrols at the beach). (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Hobart Beach to Wallagoot Gap
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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 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 +
 
Track to Ocean Beaches
 
Track to Ocean Beaches +
 
Track to Ocean Beaches
 
Track to Ocean Beaches +

 
Sign to Wallagoot Beach
 
Sign to Wallagoot Beach +
 
Track through melaleuca trees
 
Track through melaleuca trees +
 
Signpost to car park
 
Signpost to car park +

 
Stairs up dunes behind Wallagoot Beach
 
Stairs up dunes behind Wallagoot Beach +
 
Fence along top of dunes
 
Fence along top of dunes +
 
Track down dunes onto Wallagoot Beach
 
Track down dunes onto Wallagoot Beach +

 
Grass behind Wallagoot Beach
 
Grass behind Wallagoot Beach +
 
Shells in sand Wallagoot Beach
 
Shells in sand Wallagoot Beach +
 
Wallagoot Lake from Wallagoot Beach
 
Wallagoot Lake from Wallagoot Beach +

 
Stairs off the north end of Wallagoot Beach
 
Stairs off the north end of Wallagoot Beach +
 
Seat at the top of Wallagoot Beach
 
Seat at the top of Wallagoot Beach +
 
Veranda above Wallagoot Gap
 
Veranda above Wallagoot Gap +

 
Stairs onto Wallagoot Gap
 
Stairs onto Wallagoot Gap +
 
Wallagoot Gap
 
Wallagoot Gap +
 
Hidden beach at Wallagot Gap
 
Hidden beach at Wallagot Gap +

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 Wallagoot Gap bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Hobart Beach to Wallagoot Gap bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Hobart Beach to Wallagoot Gap bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Hobart Beach to Wallagoot Gap 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 6km
Time 1 hr 45 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
2km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 580m has short steep hills. The remaining (440m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 2.4km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 590m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 2.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 590m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 2.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 590m 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 Beach Carpark
Alternate Exit: Walk: Easy - bushtrack ( Show detail)
Length = 218 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -7 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk heads away from the coast slightly uphill (that is, away from the face of the sign). The track tends left and dips through a valley, soon leading to a car park. (The car park is found at the end of Wallagoot Lake Rd, off the Sapphire Coast Drive.) (End of the alternative exit track)

(2.87 km) Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks to Wallagoot Gap
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.

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.

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