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North Tura Beach to Bournda Lagoon
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.1 km NNE of Merimbula
Length: 3.5 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 3.5 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Bournda National Park
Climb: 83 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 83 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: One way
Track: Hard

This walk from North Tura car park to Bournda Lagoon takes the inland route, away from the coast. The heath protects the walk as it winds through numerous vegetation types and then down across Sandy Beach Creek. The walk then follows the beautiful lagoon before heading up to the car park for the car shuffle or pick up. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of North Tura Beach to Bournda Lagoon
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Nth Tura Lookout int.
Nth Tura Lookout int.
Nth Tura Car Park Picnic Area
Int. Nth Tura Car Park and Nth Tura Road Trks
Int. North Tura Carpark and Bournda Lagoon Trk
Sandy Beach Ck
Int. Bournda Lagoon and Field Studies Trks
Int. Bournda Lagoon Lookout and Bournda Lagoon Trks
Int. Bournda Lagoon Lookout and Bournda Lagoon Trks
Bournda Lagoon
Bournda Lagoon
Starting point for this hiking track: Nth Tura Lookout int.

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
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Photo Gallery

 
Signpost at North Tura
 
Signpost at North Tura +
 
Track north of North Tura car park
 
Track north of North Tura car park +
 
Track through the heath
 
Track through the heath +

 
Trck past Banksia near North Tura
 
Trck past Banksia near North Tura +
 
Bournda Lagoon sign
 
Bournda Lagoon sign +
 
Signpost along track
 
Signpost along track +

 
Track up the hill south of Sandy Beach Ck
 
Track up the hill south of Sandy Beach Ck +
 
Track up the hill south of Sandy Bch Ck
 
Track up the hill south of Sandy Bch Ck +
 
Arrow marker at creek crossing
 
Arrow marker at creek crossing +

 
Sandy Beach Creek
 
Sandy Beach Creek +
 
Arrow marker beside Bournda Lagoon track
 
Arrow marker beside Bournda Lagoon track +
 
Sandy Beach Creek
 
Sandy Beach Creek +

 
Track cut over log
 
Track cut over log +
 
Sandy Beach Creek
 
Sandy Beach Creek +
 
Track over tree at Bournda Lagoon
 
Track over tree at Bournda Lagoon +

 
Track down from Field Study Hut
 
Track down from Field Study Hut +
 
Stairs near the Field Study Huts intersection
 
Stairs near the Field Study Huts intersection +
 
View from Bournda Lagoon lookout
 
View from Bournda Lagoon lookout +

 
Bournda Lagoon from lookout
 
Bournda Lagoon from lookout +
 
Bournda Lagoon
 
Bournda Lagoon +
 
Track up from Bournda Lagoon
 
Track up from Bournda Lagoon +

 
Track to Bournda Lagoon car park
 
Track to Bournda Lagoon car park +
 
Bournda Lagoon car park toilet
 
Bournda Lagoon car park toilet +
 
Gate before Bournda Lagoon car park
 
Gate before Bournda Lagoon car park +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the North Tura Beach to Bournda Lagoon bushwalking track

Cross Section of the North Tura Beach to Bournda Lagoon bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the North Tura Beach to Bournda Lagoon bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the North Tura Beach 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 3.5km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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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 Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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
1.5km of this walk is very steep and another 1km has short steep hills. Whilst another 890m has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 30m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
2.2km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 1.3km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (30m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 3.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 30m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 3.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 2.1km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.3km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
1.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 1.3km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (590m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Nth Tura Lookout int.
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) Nth Tura Lookout int. to Nth Tura Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - bushtrack
Length = 31 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Viewing Platform' sign[1], towards the lookout. The walk leads along the gravel path, around the timber bollard[2] then up the fiberglass ramp (1.5m wide), keeping a timber fence either side.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

North Tura Lookout Alt = 10 m
North Tura Beach Lookout is between Tathra and Merimbula in Bournda National Park. The lookout platform (4.6x4.6m) has stunning views[3] over North Tura Beach, all the way south to Tura Headland[4] and out to sea. The lookout is also a perfect viewing point for Turingal Head[5] and Bournda Island. The fence[6] is 91cm high and the ramp leading up is 1.5m wide[7].

(0 km) Nth Tura Lookout int. to Int. Bournda Lagoon Lookout and Bournda Lagoon Trks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 3.1 km Time = 58 mins
Climb = 75 m Descent = -75 m
From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Walking tracks' arrow[8] along the wide gravel path keeping the car park to the left. The path leads behind the large 'Welcome to North Tura Beach' information sign[9], and toilet[fac=8213] (on your left) to lead gently downhill alongside the timber fence to come to an intersection with two picnic tables[fac=8224] (on your left). The intersection is marked with a 'North Tura Beach' sign[10].
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Bournda Lagoon via Sandy Beach Creek' sign, passing picnic tables on the left. The track winds a little as it passes through open and closed heath areas, as well as a 'Walking Track' sign. The track continues, bordered by the heath, coming to a signposted intersection.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to 'Bournda Lagoon' down the sandy track. The track is virtually fenced by the vegetation either side, and soon comes to a signposted intersection.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign 'Bournda Lagoon via Sandy Beach Ck' up the slight hill. The track tends right, heading through the bush to meet Sandy Beach Creek (below on the left). The track loosely follows this creek, then heads down some rocky steps to the arrow-marked bank of the creek.
Veer left: From the creek bank, this walk crosses the creek. The track follows a rocky path over a small hill, then turns right along the waterline. The walk follows track markers along the creek bank, coming to an area with a number of seats, signposted as 'Study Area 2'. The track continues past this area to closely follow the waterline (on the right of the track) to 'Study Area 1'. The track passes these seats and continues above the lagoon (on the right) to an area of rainforest vegetation, which is signposted. The track here turns left, heading up to a cliffline and following this along to a set of stairs. The walk climbs the stairs to a signposted intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk keeps the lagoon on the right and heads in the opposite direction to the 'Walking Track' sign. The track heads across the hill to turn right, down the hill to another 'Walking Track' sign near a rock shelf.

(3.1 km) Int. Bournda Lagoon Lookout and Bournda Lagoon Trks to Bournda Lagoon Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 30 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to the lookout. The track winds through the trees, up onto a rocky platform overlooking the lagoon and beach.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then continue straight to continue along this walk.)

Bournda Lagoon Lookout Alt = 11 m
Bournda Lagoon lookout is a small unfenced rock platform perched above Bournda Lagoon, in Bournda National Park. The views to the south, over the lake, reveal how close the lagoon is to the beach. The angle of the lookout onto the water gives a look through the water to the bottom of the lagoon.

(3.1 km) Int. Bournda Lagoon Lookout and Bournda Lagoon Trks to Int. Bournda Lagoon Car park and Bournda Lagoon Trks
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 233 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = -8 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill, keeping the lagoon on the right of the track. The track heads down to wind along the flatter shoreline of the lagoon, coming to a signposted intersection with stairs on the left.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk heads up the hill away from the lagoon, soon turning left. The track follows the shore of the lagoon (below on the left) to a signposted intersection.

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

(3.33 km) Bournda Lagoon to Bournda Lagoon Car Park
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 143 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the lagoon, the walk heads away from the lagoon up the wooden stairs on the bushy hill. The track continues past a toilet block (on your right) and then a gate into the car park.

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.

Drive from Bournda Lagoon Car Park
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
Map Car Shuffle
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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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 6.9 km
Gas Connection The Arthur Kaine Drv, Pambula (02) 6495 7121 11.5 km
Barbeques Galore (Bega) 274 Carp St , Bega (02) 6492 4054 19.2 km
Camping Outdoors Centre 43 Vulcan St , Moruya (02) 4474 3081 103.3 km
Gone Fishin Cnr Ford & Queen Sts, Moruya (02) 4474 4381 103.1 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to North Tura Beach to Bournda Lagoon.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from North Tura Beach to Bournda Lagoon
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2 EDN02 PJ OBrien / Optus site BIMMIL HILL 21 km (to the SSW)
3 MER03 CB Repeater Site Hill 217 5 km NNE of WYNDHAM 29 km (to the WSW)
7 PKA07 Wandella Trig PEAK ALONE 60 km (to the NNW)
5 VKE5 Broadcast Site EMERALD HILL
Emergency use only
63 km (to the WNW)
4 MCA04 DCNR / Ambulance Site MARAMINGO HILL 73 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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