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Wallagoot Gap to White Rock
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins 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: 9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bournda National Park
Climb: 398 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 398 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 White Rock from Wallagoot Gap is an excellent way to experience the Bournda National Park coastline. The walk is scattered with many views of the coastline, with Games Bay, about halfway, a nice spot to cool down. The White Rocks provide a great picnic area (no facilities) for lunch before returning to Wallagoot car park. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Wallagoot Gap to White Rock

Map of Walk

Location

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Wallagoot Beach Carpark
Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks
Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks
Games Bay
Games Bay Service Trail Access Trk
Bay Nth of Games Bay
Int. White Rock Rd and Kangarutha Trk Sth
Int. Kangarutha Trk Nth and White Rock Rd
White Rock Carpark
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)

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Photo Gallery

 
Wallagoot picnic area and car park
 
Wallagoot picnic area and car park +
 
Track to Wallagoot Gap intersection
 
Track to Wallagoot Gap intersection +
 
Kangarutha Track sign above Wallagoot Gap
 
Kangarutha Track sign above Wallagoot Gap +

 
Track through heath to Wallagoot Gap
 
Track through heath to Wallagoot Gap +
 
Banksias beside the track
 
Banksias beside the track +
 
Kangartha Track north of Wallagoot Gap
 
Kangartha Track north of Wallagoot Gap +

 
Track through the heath
 
Track through the heath +
 
Post marker on track
 
Post marker on track +
 
Games Bay
 
Games Bay +

 
Games Bay sign
 
Games Bay sign +
 
Arrow marker beside Kangarutha Track
 
Arrow marker beside Kangarutha Track +
 
Small banksia in tree hollow
 
Small banksia in tree hollow +

 
Blue of water through the trees
 
Blue of water through the trees +
 
View of coast from Kangarutha Track
 
View of coast from Kangarutha Track +
 
Giant ant mound marking the track
 
Giant ant mound marking the track +

 
White Rock Rd
 
White Rock Rd +
 
White Rock Rd down to car park
 
White Rock Rd down to car park +
 
Cliffs just north of White Rock
 
Cliffs just north of White Rock +

 
Track down to White Rock
 
Track down to White Rock +
 
White Rock
 
White Rock +
 
White rock at White Rock
 
White rock at White Rock +

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 Gap to White Rock bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Wallagoot Gap to White Rock bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wallagoot Gap to White Rock bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Wallagoot Gap to White Rock 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 9km
Time 3 hrs 30 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 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
3.8km of this walk has short steep hills and another 420m is very steep. The remaining (220m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
4.1km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 220m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (160m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
4km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 310m has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (220m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 4.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 4.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 260m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). 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.

(2.62 km) Games Bay to Int. White Rock Rd and Kangarutha Trk Sth
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.6 km Time = 36 mins
Climb = 109 m Descent = -69 m
Turn left: From the sandy creek bed at the back of Games Bay, this walk follows the track marker arrow up the hill, keeping the ocean to the right. The walk winds up the stairs to a signposted intersection.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the arrow across the hill. The track meanders for a short time to then wind down steps to a sandy river bed at the peak of a bay, with an easy-to-miss signpost for 'Games Bay'.
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill away from the valley, keeping the ocean on the right. The track leads up to an area of tall bush trees, then tends left down the hill. The walk continues along the hillside, keeping the ocean on the right. The track meanders through the heath, passing a few good viewing points of the coast. The walk then meets a large black termite mound, where the track turns left up the hill. The track continues up the hill, tending right to then go down a slight hill to a signposted intersection with a management trail.

(4.22 km) Int. White Rock Rd and Kangarutha Trk Sth to White Rock Carpark
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 159 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -25 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill following the track marker arrow. The track heads down the hill for a short time to another track marker on the left of the management trail.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill towards the ocean. The track soon tends right, down to a cul-de-sac in the management trail.

(4.38 km) White Rock Carpark to White Rock Nth route
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 102 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -12 m
Continue straight: On the side of the car park where the road leads up the hill, this walk follows track around the cliff tops, keeping the small bay below on the left. The track heads around the small hill (above on the right), leading to a point on the white rock which overlooks the sea and surrounding coast.

White Rock Alt = 8 m
White Rock, Bournda National Park, as the name suggests, is an area of white coloured rocks, south of Tathra. The rocks form the headland with spectacular views of the coastline both to the North and South, and across the South Pacific Ocean. White Rock car park is backed by an old quarry, which formed the amphitheatre of rock behind it. White Rock can be accessed by White Rock Rd, off the Snowy Mountains Highway.

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 Gap to White Rock.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Wallagoot Gap to White Rock
Click to re-center search
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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