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Wallagoot car park to Games Bay
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.8 km S of Tathra
Length: 5.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 5.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bournda National Park
Climb: 182 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 182 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

The walk to Games Bay from Wallagoot car park follows the picturesque coastline north. The walk is well signposted and the turquoise blue water is right next to the track as it winds onto the sandy beach of the bay. The secluded beach is a great place to spend a few hours splashing in the water and exploring the area. (open in app)


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

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Wallagoot car park to Games Bay
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Wallagoot Beach Carpark
Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks
Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks

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 
 Bega 1:100 000 Map Series 8824 

Photo Gallery

 
Wallagoot picnic area and car park
 
Wallagoot picnic area and car park +
 
Track to Wallagoot Gap intersection
 
Track to Wallagoot Gap intersection +
 
Sign for Kangarutha Track
 
Sign for Kangarutha Track +

 
Kangarutha Track north of Wallagoot Gap
 
Kangarutha Track north of Wallagoot Gap +
 
Banksias beside the track
 
Banksias beside the track +
 
Tickbush (Kunzea ambigua) Flower
 
Tickbush (Kunzea ambigua) Flower +

 
Track through the heath
 
Track through the heath +
 
Seed pod
 
Seed pod +
 
Post marker on track
 
Post marker on track +

 
Arrow marker beside Kangarutha Track
 
Arrow marker beside Kangarutha Track +
 
Games Bay
 
Games Bay +
 
Post marker on Kangarutha Track
 
Post marker on Kangarutha Track +

 
Games Bay
 
Games Bay +
 
Games Bay sign
 
Games Bay sign +
 
Seats beside Games Bay
 
Seats beside Games 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 Wallagoot car park to Games Bay bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Wallagoot car park to Games Bay bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wallagoot car park to Games Bay bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Wallagoot car park to Games 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 5km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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 2.4km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 220m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 2.4km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 220m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 2.4km of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 220m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.6km 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 cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged), whilst the remaining 220m 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 Wallagoot Beach Carpark
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 --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the start of this walk on this map

(0 km) Wallagoot Beach Carpark to Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 218 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -7 m
(Wallagoot car park is found at the end of Wallagoot Lake Rd, off the Sapphire Coast Drive.) This walk leaves the car park along the track between the information sign (on the right) and toilet (on the left), heading between two cut logs. The wide track dips through a valley then heads over a rise, coming to a signposted intersection (with a timber platform on the right).

(0.22 km) Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks to Wallagoot Gap
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 106 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -8 m
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk heads to the timber platform then down the timber steps onto Wallagoot Gap Beach.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

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.

(0.22 km) Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks to Games Bay
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 2.4 km Time = 49 mins
Climb = 82 m Descent = -86 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Kangarutha Walking Track' arrow through the trees, keeping the coast to the right. The track winds for some time, with the ocean far below to the right of the track. The track winds back and forth for quite some time, with posts leading the way through areas of open and closed vegetation. The walk then turns left into a Games Bay, a large bay, with many access track leading down to the ocean on the right of the track. This walk leads around the bay to turn right, down to into the sandy Games Bay. The small bushes at the back of the bay hide the signpost for 'Games Bay'.

Games Bay Alt = 3 m
Games Bay, Bournda National Park, is located along the Kangarutha Track, south of Tathra. The bay is formed by two rocky sides, and backed by a sandy beach. Games Bay Creek runs through the beach out to sea, but flows intermittently. The bay is named after Mr Games, a settler who cleared and used the surrounding area of the bay for dairy farming. Mr Games also made a track from Games Bay to White Rock. The bay is backed by a small fireplace with driftwood seats around it.

Drive from Wallagoot Beach Carpark
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 --> Sorry there are no driving directions, but you can see the end of this walk on this map

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
Since this walk starts on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan to the start.
View the location on a road map here --> See the start of the walk on a map
From the end of the walk
Since this walk ends on a low grade road
Google can't give you a route plan from the end.
View the location on a road map here --> See the end of the walk on a map


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 12.3 km
Gas Connection The Arthur Kaine Drv, Pambula (02) 6495 7121 16.9 km
Barbeques Galore (Bega) 274 Carp St , Bega (02) 6492 4054 16.5 km
Camping Outdoors Centre 43 Vulcan St , Moruya (02) 4474 3081 98.1 km
Gone Fishin Cnr Ford & Queen Sts, Moruya (02) 4474 4381 97.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Wallagoot car park to Games Bay.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Wallagoot car park to Games Bay
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2 EDN02 PJ OBrien / Optus site BIMMIL HILL 26 km (to the SSW)
3 MER03 CB Repeater Site Hill 217 5 km NNE of WYNDHAM 32 km (to the WSW)
7 PKA07 Wandella Trig PEAK ALONE 56 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 79 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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