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Scotts Hut
Time: 1 hr 15 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: 3.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bournda National Park
Climb: 6 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 6 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
Walk: Easy

The track to the historic Scotts Hut is a great walk along the shores of Wallagoot Lake and Scotts Bay. The walk is well signposted as it leads into the open grass area of Scotts Hut picnic area. The hut itself is well worth an explore and a peek through the windows of this once pioneer home. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Scotts Hut

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Scotts Hut
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Hobart Beach large shelter
Hobart Beach toilet block
Int. Hobart Lagoon and Hobart Campground Trks
Int. Scotts Hut Trk and Hobart Lagoon Trk
Int. Scotts Hut Trk and Bournda Rd Access Trk
Int. Scotts Hut Picnic Area
Starting point for this hiking track: Hobart Beach large shelter

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

 
Hobart Beach signpost next to shelter
 
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Hobart Beach toilet facilities
 
Hobart Beach toilet facilities +
 
Signpost above the track to Scotts Hut
 
Signpost above the track to Scotts Hut +

 
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Wallagoot Lake
 
Wallagoot Lake +
 
Track through the heath to Scotts Hut picnic area
 
Track through the heath to Scotts Hut picnic area +

 
Signpost pointing to the picnic area
 
Signpost pointing to the picnic area +
 
BBQ in Scotts Hut picnic area
 
BBQ in Scotts Hut picnic area +
 
Signpost outside fence at Scotts Hut
 
Signpost outside fence at Scotts Hut +

 
Scotts Hut water tank
 
Scotts Hut water tank +
 
Inside Scotts Hut
 
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Through Scotts Hut window
 
Through Scotts Hut window +

 
Inside Scotts Hut
 
Inside Scotts Hut +
 
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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 Scotts Hut bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Scotts Hut bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Scotts Hut bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Scotts Hut 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 3.6km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*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 has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 110m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
Around 1.7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 110m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.8km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.8km 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.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

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 Int. Hobart Lagoon and Hobart Campground Trks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 407 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -1 m
From the sign post at the large shelter, the walk follows the dirt road, leaving the shelter behind on the left. The walk follows the road for a short distance to come to a large, green roofed, wooden building, the toilet block.
Continue straight: From the toilet block, this walk heads west along the dirt road further into the campground. At the 'Sites 36-54'[1] the walk turns right following the 'one way'[2] arrow towards the lake. As the road bends left, follow the track down the hill to the lake to soon come to a three way intersection next to Wallagoot Lake. Here there is a sign pointing back to 'Hobart Beach Camping Area'[3].

Wallagoot Lake (Lagoon) Alt = 7 m
Wallagoot Lake, Bournda National Park, is located between Tathra and Merimbula on the Sapphire Coast Drive. Wallagoot Lake is a large expanse of water, although it is only two to three metres deep. The lake's catchment is found predominantly within Bournda National Park, the main tributary being Moncks Creek. The lake is blocked from the ocean by sand dunes on the eastern end - these dunes are broken intermittently, connecting the lake with the sea. Wallagoot Lake is home to many bird species including Black Swans and a threatened Tern.
The lake is a popular spot for picnics and other recreation. Hobart Beach camping area lies on the southern shore of the lake, and on the northern edge lies the Wallagoot Lake Boat Club, with its parking, and also a picnic area, providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy the lake. Wallagoot Lake can be accessed by Wallagoot Lake Rd off the Sapphire Coast Drive. More info

(0.41 km) Int. Hobart Lagoon and Hobart Campground Trks to Int. Scotts Hut Picnic Area
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 1.28 km Time = 19 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk keeps Wallagoot Lake to the right and follows the shoreline. The track continues behind the shoreline and soon tends left away from the views of the lake. The track heads through the heath for a short time to an intersection with two signposts, one of which points back to 'Hobart Beach camping area via Wallagoot Lake'[4].
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Scotts Bay picnic area'[5] sign, with Wallagoot Lake off to the right. The track continues to an intersection on the left and two signposts, one of which points back towards 'Hobart Beach camping area'[6]
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Scotts Bay picnic area' sign[7] down the path bordered by heath vegetation. The track winds slightly for a short time until arriving at the clearing and picnic facilities.

Scotts Bay picnic area Alt = 8 m
Scotts Bay picnic area, Bournda National Park, is situated on the southern banks of Wallagoot Lake, at Scotts Bay. The picnic area has a large grassed area with a few shady areas closer to the water. An electric BBQ plate, toilets and picnic tables are scattered in the shade. The picnic area surrounds the historic Scotts Hut building. The facilities can be accessed from Bournda Rd.

(1.69 km) Int. Scotts Hut Picnic Area to Scotts Hut
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 127 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the intersection behind the picnic area, the walk heads across the grass and the road. The walk then passes through the gate to explore Scotts hut and its garden.

Scotts Hut Alt = 9 m
Scotts Hut is situated on the south-western banks of Wallagoot Lake, halfway between Merimbula and Tathra, in Bournda National Park. The reconstructed hut (completed in 1988) was built in a slab cottage style. This cottage has a corrugated iron roof, and wooden walls and floorings. The cottage has been fitted with gutters which feed a water tank at the southern end of the hut. The hut has an open fireplace and its interiors are painted white.
The builder of the hut was Thomas Scott, originally a resident of Cooma and a father of twelve, to two wives[8]. The hut is thought to have been built in 1890 on one of many pieces of land Mr Scott owned around the Wallagoot Lake[9].
The hut can be accessed via the Sapphire Highway and Bournda Rd. Surrounding the hut is a picnic area and adjacent, Hobart Beach. More info

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.
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 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 Scotts Hut.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Scotts Hut
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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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