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North Tura car park to Bournda Island
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
11 km SSW of Tathra
Length: 2.3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bournda National Park
Climb: 31 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 31 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

This walk is a great way to enjoy the panoramic views from the lookout on Bournda Island. The views extend north up Bournda Beach and south all the way along North Tura beach. The walk mainly follows the beach, giving you a chance to feel the sand between the toes and get the feet wet when playing games with the incoming waves. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of North Tura car park to Bournda Island
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Nth Tura Lookout int.
Nth Tura Lookout int.
Nth Tura Car Park Picnic Area
Int. Bournda Lagoon and Steps onto Beach Trks
Nth Tura Beach
Nth Tura Beach and Bournda Island Trk
Bournda Island Trk
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
 Wolumla 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-88242N 
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Photo Gallery

 
View from North Tura lookout
 
View from North Tura lookout +
 
Signpost at North Tura
 
Signpost at North Tura +
 
North Tura picnic area
 
North Tura picnic area +

 
Track north of North Tura car park
 
Track north of North Tura car park +
 
Sign pointing along the track
 
Sign pointing along the track +
 
Stairs onto North Tura Beach
 
Stairs onto North Tura Beach +

 
Track behind North Tura Beach
 
Track behind North Tura Beach +
 
Track down onto North Tura
 
Track down onto North Tura +
 
Bournda Island from above North Tura
 
Bournda Island from above North Tura +

 
Track through dunes on North Tura
 
Track through dunes on North Tura +
 
North Tura Beach from dunes
 
North Tura Beach from dunes +
 
Northern most end of North Tura Beach
 
Northern most end of North Tura Beach +

 
Rocks below Bournda Island
 
Rocks below Bournda Island +
 
Bournda Island
 
Bournda Island +
 
Track up the side of Bourna Island
 
Track up the side of Bourna Island +

 
View from Bournda Island
 
View from Bournda Island +
 
Inlet below Bournda Island
 
Inlet below Bournda Island +
 
North Tura Beach from Bournda Island
 
North Tura Beach from Bournda Island +

 
Bournda Island heath
 
Bournda Island heath +
 
Bournda Beach from Bournda Island
 
Bournda Beach from Bournda Island +
 
View of Bournda Beach from Bournda Island
 
View of Bournda Beach from Bournda Island +

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 North Tura car park to Bournda Island bushwalking track

Cross Section of the North Tura car park to Bournda Island bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the North Tura car park to Bournda Island bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the North Tura car park to Bournda Island 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 2.3km
Time 45 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 Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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
850m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 170m has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 60m has short steep hills and the remaining 55m is very steep.

Quality of track
1km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 55m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (30m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
1km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 55m has minimal directional signs. The remaining (30m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 1.1km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 55m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 910m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 220m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 65m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (55m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

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 Nth Tura Lookout int.
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|

(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 Nth Tura Beach
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 128 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 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].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign 'Steps to Beach 80m' down the hill. The walk winds down through the melaleuca trees to an unsignposted intersection with a set of stairs.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the stairs down the hill and through the heath and then onto the beach.

North Tura Beach Alt = 6 m
North Tura Beach is located north of Merimbula and Tura Heads. The beach is a beautiful expanse of sand of nearly 2.5km, stretching from Tura Heads to Bournda Island in the north. North Tura is an easterly-facing beach which is accessed by Widgeram Rd off the Sapphire Coast Drive.

(0.13 km) Nth Tura Beach to Bournda Island Trk
Track: Moderate - beach
Length = 949 m Time = 16 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -11 m
Turn left: From the staircase, this walk heads north along the beach towards Bournda Island, keeping the ocean to the right. Just before the rocky Bournda Island, there is a small but distinct track on the left through the heath.
Turn right: From the bottom of the steps, this walk heads away from the stairs and across the beach towards Bournda Island. The walk continues along the sand to a small cave feature at the base of the island.

(1.08 km) Bournda Island Trk to Bournda Island
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 56 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk keeps the cave feature on the right and climbs up the ridge of rock. The track winds along the left-hand side of the island, with the ocean below on the left. The walk heads up onto the hill with views of both North Tura and Bournda Beaches.

Bournda Island Alt = 10 m
Bournda Island separates Bournda and North Tura beaches, and is located between Tathra and Merimbula. The island is joined to the mainland by a tombola beach, which can be submerged by the tide to form a real island. Bournda Island is covered in low dune shrub vegetation species that are perched on top of the rocky island. Access to the island is at low tide from Bournda or North Tura beaches. Bournda Island can also be accessed from the Bournda Lagoon via Headland Track.

Drive from Nth Tura Lookout int.
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 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 car park to Bournda Island.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from North Tura car park to Bournda Island
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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 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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