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Kianiny Bay to Boulder Bay
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.4 km ESE of Tathra
Length: 3.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bournda National Park
Climb: 200 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 200 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

Boulder Bay is a fantastic secluded beach backed by many smooth, round rocks (hence the name). The walk is dotted with views of the coast, and the bushland itself is pleasant to walk through. The starting point at Kianiny Bay has great picnic facilities and play equipment to entertain the young, or young at heart. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Kianiny Bay to Boulder Bay
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Kianinny Boat Ramp
Kianinny Park
Kianinny Bay Lookout
Int. Kangarutha and Wild Horse Bay Lookout Trks
Int. Kangarutha and Wild Horse Bay Lookout Trks
Int. Boulder Bay Access and Kangarutha Trks
Starting point for this hiking track: Kianinny Boat Ramp

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
 Bega 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-88241S 
 Bega 1:100 000 Map Series 8824 

Photo Gallery

 
Kianiny Bay
 
Kianiny Bay +
 
Kianiny picnic area
 
Kianiny picnic area +
 
Playground in Kianiny Bay picnic area
 
Playground in Kianiny Bay picnic area +

 
Sign at Kianiny picnic area
 
Sign at Kianiny picnic area +
 
Walker at Kianiny lookout
 
Walker at Kianiny lookout +
 
View from Kianiny lookout
 
View from Kianiny lookout +

 
Track south of Kianiny lookout
 
Track south of Kianiny lookout +
 
Stairs into small gully
 
Stairs into small gully +
 
Track south of White Horse Bay
 
Track south of White Horse Bay +

 
Dipodium punctatum (Hyacinth orchid)
 
Dipodium punctatum (Hyacinth orchid) +
 
Arrow marker along track
 
Arrow marker along track +
 
Boulder Bay from the north
 
Boulder Bay from the north +

 
Boulder Bay
 
Boulder Bay +
 
Boulder Bay
 
Boulder Bay +
 
Boulder Bay
 
Boulder Bay +

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 Kianiny Bay to Boulder Bay bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Kianiny Bay to Boulder Bay bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Kianiny Bay to Boulder Bay bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Kianiny Bay to Boulder Bay 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 3.5km
Time 2 hrs
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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 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
Around 1.7km of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 55m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
1.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 170m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (55m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
1.4km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 320m has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (55m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 1.5km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged), whilst the remaining 210m 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 Kianinny Boat Ramp
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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|

(0 km) Kianinny Boat Ramp to Kianinny Park
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 57 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
From the car park, this walk keeps the water on the left as it heads down the stairs to the grassed area of the park. The track then continues along the creek, below on the left, to a bridge and information sign.

Kianinny Bay picnic area Alt = 7 m
Kianinny Bay picnic area is found at the end of Davidson St in Tathra. The picnic area leads off the boat ramp's parking area. Kianinny Bay picnic area has an electric BBQ hot plate underneath a shelter. The picnic area also boasts a number of tables, grass clearing, toilets and a playground. Kianinny Bay picnic area is at one end of the Kangarutha Track and, with the large car park at the bay, this makes it quite convenient for car shuffles.

(0.06 km) Kianinny Park to Kianinny Bay Lookout
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 151 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 27 m Descent = -5 m
Veer left: From the information sign, this walk crosses the bridge and heads up the hill. The walk soon leads up the logged steps to a rock platform at the top. On the ocean side of the rock platform is a great lookout over Kianinny Bay and the coast.

Kianinny Bay Lookout Alt = 28 m
Kianinny Bay Lookout is perched on the hill, just south of Kianinny Bay. The lookout is an unfenced rock platform which has two white nautical markers placed on it. The lookout views the passage of boats into Kianinny Bay as they avoid the rocks near the northern headland. The lookout can be accessed from Kianinny Bay car park in Tathra, using the Kangarutha Track.

(0.21 km) Kianinny Bay Lookout to Int. Kangarutha and Wild Horse Bay Lookout Trks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 548 m Time = 13 mins
Climb = 31 m Descent = -26 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk keeps the ocean to the left as it crosses straight over the rock platform to a gap in the heath. The track passes down through the heath to meander and undulate for some time. The track continues past a cleared area on the right before turning into a gully. The track winds out of the gully tending right, up the hill, to an area of low heath with a faint track on the left.

(0.76 km) Int. Kangarutha and Wild Horse Bay Lookout Trks to Wild Horse Bay Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 157 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -22 m
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the bush track down the hill, towards the coast. The track winds down through areas of low heath and taller melaleuca trees. The track then bends to the right, in a clearing with views of the ocean, keeping the rocks on the left and comes to a small clearing overlooking the rocky coastline.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn left to continue along this walk.)

White Horse Bay Lookout Alt = 12 m
Wild Horse Bay Lookout, in Bournda National Park, is located south of Tathra. The lookout offers views out across the South Pacific Ocean and the waves crashing into Wild Horse Bay. The bay is surrounded by rock platforms and cliffs. The lookout is accessed by a side trip from the Kangarutha Track.

(0.76 km) Int. Kangarutha and Wild Horse Bay Lookout Trks to Boulder Bay
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 972 m Time = 22 mins
Climb = 41 m Descent = -67 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill away from the ocean. The track winds along an area of low heath to soon turn left into taller heath. The track winds and undulates through the cleared passage in the heathland, passing through a few gullies. The walk crosses a large creek with stairs leading down and away from a rock platform. The track then continues up and around the hillside through an area of more open vegetation. This walk then leads down the hill to an arrow post, marking the track on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill along the track, soon coming into view of the beach. The walk winds down the stairs onto a rock which leads onto the beach. This walk continues to the middle of the beach.

Boulder Bay Alt = 8 m
Boulder Bay is located on the Kangarutha Track, south of Tathra, within Bournda National Park. The bay is sided by two rocky coast lines that funnel the water to the sandy beach. The sand of Boulder Bay is lower on the beach and the area behind this is covered in rounded rocks in a variety of sizes. Boulder Bay Creek runs into the bay but is usually a dry creek bed at the back of the beach. Access to Boulder Bay is by the Kangarutha Track.

Drive from Kianinny Boat Ramp
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
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)
Barbeques Galore (Bega) 274 Carp St , Bega (02) 6492 4054 14.6 km
Camping Plus 6 Alice St , Merimbula (02) 6495 2571 18 km
Gas Connection The Arthur Kaine Drv, Pambula (02) 6495 7121 22.6 km
Camping Outdoors Centre 43 Vulcan St , Moruya (02) 4474 3081 92.6 km
Gone Fishin Cnr Ford & Queen Sts, Moruya (02) 4474 4381 92.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Kianiny Bay to Boulder Bay.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Kianiny Bay to Boulder Bay
Click to re-center search
2 EDN02 PJ OBrien / Optus site BIMMIL HILL 32 km (to the SSW)
3 MER03 CB Repeater Site Hill 217 5 km NNE of WYNDHAM 36 km (to the WSW)
7 PKA07 Wandella Trig PEAK ALONE 51 km (to the NNW)
5 VKE5 Broadcast Site EMERALD HILL
Emergency use only
62 km (to the WNW)
4 MCA04 DCNR / Ambulance Site MARAMINGO HILL 84 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      26°Possible shower.
Thu15°|23°Possible shower.
Fri15°|28°Possible shower.
Sat10°|22°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.

Walker Feedback

Comments
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Fiona - Gorgeous IP:58.168.98.xxx | 2015-07-05 08:38:48
Did this walk today. was steep in some sections but the track has good stairs.The descent into Boulder Bay was stunning. A great walk on a cool winter's day. Walked in a t-shirt and shorts and removed ,y light jacket on the way back. A couple of fellas were fishing from the rocks at the bay. Perfect day for it.
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