|Pambula||1:25 000 Map Series||88242S PAMBULA||NSW-88242S|
|Bega||1:100 000 Map Series||8824 BEGA||8824|
Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
|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)|
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
This whole walk, 690m has gentle hills with occasional steps.
This whole walk, 690m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
This whole walk, 690m is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 690m requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 690m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 690m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
The walk to Haycock Point is a great one, with Barmouth Beach as an optional side trip, there is also an interesting arched rock formation and great panoramic views from Haycock Point. The walk passes through a few different vegetation types which splits the walk into sections, including open grassy plains and dense woody forests.
Total climbing: 119m
4.8 km Return
Barmouth Beach is a historically significant beach that is nestled on the southern mouth of the Pambula River, opposite Pambula Beach. The beach is a great place for a relaxing swim. From the beach you can see across to Pambula Beach and as far as Merimbula. There is plenty of parking above the beach and the track down to it is well signposted.
Total climbing: 29m
360 m Return
The arched rock is just off the headland north-east of Barmouth Beach and is an interesting rock formation. The walk winds along the hillside above Barmouth Beach, which is a worthy side trip, and continues to the unfenced clearing that looks down to the arched rock. This walk will inspire the geologist in us all as we try to figure out how the rock arch was made.
Total climbing: 47m
1.1 km Return
This short walk takes you straight down to Long Beach, which is a popular fishing spot. The beach itself is a large expanse of sand with strong surf conditions. The walk provides direct access to this great beach and heads through a pass, down through a steep gully with red and white rock walls.
Total climbing: 49m
702 m Return
The Pinnacles are an amazing brightly coloured rock feature, and the centre piece of this walk. The reds and white of the rock contrasts with the green heath and blue sea creating a fantastic sight. The smaller lookout, one without a sign, is a better lookout than the larger area. However, both lookouts give a good view of the Pinnacles.
Total climbing: 43m
1.1 km Circuit
This walk is the most direct route from North Tura car park onto North Tura Beach. The walk has a viewing platform nearby which is well worth a visit for great views of the coast. The beach is not patrolled but is still a popular place for people wanting to body surf or swim. A great place for a quiet stroll along the sand.
Total climbing: 5m
306 m Return
This is a wonderful short loop down from the car park and onto North Tura Beach. The walk explores the beach, giving the chance to get sand between the toes, before returning to the car. The optional side trip to the lookout is well worth the effort with its great view of the coast.
Total climbing: 6m
466 m Circuit
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.
Total climbing: 83m
3.5 km One way
1 hr 15 mins
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.
Total climbing: 30m
2.3 km Return
44 m Return
The wide and shady track to Bournda Lagoon slowly winds down to the edge of this wonderful lagoon. The Lagoon is fed by Sandy Beach Ck and is separated from Bournda Beach by a small sand dune. There are limited shaded spots once on the lagoon bank, but if you bring your own shade this is a great place to spend the day.
Total climbing: 3m
286 m Return
This walk passes Bournda Lagoon and crosses Bournda Beach to follow the headland to the island. Bournda Island divides North Tura and Bournda beaches. The island is exposed to the elements and provides stunning views along both beaches. The cave at the bottom of the island is interesting to explore when the surf conditions are safe.
Total climbing: 35m
2.1 km Return