3 hrs 30 mins
(0km) Hobart Beach large shelter → Int. just north of Bournda Rd
(0.36km) Int. Bournda Rd and Hobart Beach Rd → Bournda Trig Station
1 hr 16 mins
Turn left: From the intersection, the walk follows the ‘Bournda Trig’ sign up the hill to the road, which is in sight. The walk crosses the road to the gate and signpost.
Continue straight: From the gate, the walk heads up the hill away from the road. The trail tends right before leading up the hill, where it steepens towards an intersection with a trail (leading to a water tank) on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads up the hill, keeping the water tank below on the right. The trail leads up the hill to a signposted intersection.
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the sign to ‘Bournda Trig’ down the hill. The trail passes a water tank on the right before winding up the hill onto the ridge. The trail then continues along the ridge to a signposted intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the ‘Bournda Trig’ sign along the flat. The trail continues to wind through the bush to a large pile of logs on the right of the track. From here, the track tends right, up the hill, to climb steeply to a signposted intersection.
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk follows the ‘Bournda Trig’ sign up the hill. The track winds up the hill, around a knoll (to the right) and comes to the Trig Station in a clearing. If you go down hill you have gone too far.
(3.78km) Bournda Trig Station → Int Bournda Trig and Field Studies Trks
(4.09km) Int. Bournda Trig and Field Studies Trks → Field Study Huts
Field Study Huts
(5.79km) Field Study Huts → Field Study Huts Carpark
(5.94km) Field Study Huts Car park → Int. just north of Bournda Rd
Veer left: From the intersection, with the ‘Field Studies Huts’ sign on the left, this walk heads north along the wide track. The track passes along the side of Bondi Lake (not visable on the right) to come to a three way intersection marked with a ‘Bondi Lake’ sign pointing back along the track (as an old hut is just visible on the right). From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘hobart beach camp’ sign north passing and old fence and the view to the old hut (on the right). The track winds throught the bush to soon come pass another ‘Bondi Lake’ sign, and head between the timber posts to come to the dirt road.
Continue straight: From intersection with Bournda Rd, this walk crosses the dirt road and follows the ‘Hobart Beach camping area 0.5km’ sign north along the track. The track winds through the melaleuca for a short time, to a three way intersection marked with a ‘Bondi Lake’ sign pointing back to the dirt road.
(7.67km) Int. just north of Bournda Rd → Hobart Beach large shelter
Hobart Beach campground
Maps for the Hobart Beach camping area to Bournda Trig loop walkYou can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
|Wolumla||1:25 000 Map Series||88242N WOLUMLA||NSW-88242N|
|Bega||1:100 000 Map Series||8824 BEGA||8824|
Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001
Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
|Time||3 hrs 30 mins|
|AS 2156.1||Gradient||Very steep (4/6)|
|Quality of track||Rough unclear track (5/6)|
|Signs||No directional signs (5/6)|
|Experience Required||Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)|
|Weather||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)|
|Infrastructure||Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)|
Some more details of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
3km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2.1km is very steep. Whilst another 2.1km is flat with no steps and the remaining 920m has gentle hills with occasional steps.
Quality of track
3.2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 2.8km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (2.1km) follows a rough unclear track.
4.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 1.7km Has no directional signs. The remaining (1.5km) is clearly signposted.
Around 6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.7km requires some bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 4.6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 3.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
From Hobart Beach camping area, this walk passes the hidden Bondi Lake to come to Bournda Lagoon. The lagoon is a wonderful oasis with the deep pool and sandy, shaded edges making a really pleasant area. The proximity to Bournda Beach also creates the opportunity to have a body surf. The track to Bournda Lagoon is well signposted from Hobart Beach camping area.
Total climbing: 43m
5 km Return
1 hr 30 mins
The walk from Hobart Beach camping area to Bondi Lake is an interesting one, mostly running parallel to the lake, which you can’t see, till the very end. The walk is shaded for most of the way due to the thick heath surrounding the track until it opens out onto Bondi Lake (dry when we walked it).
Total climbing: 42m
5 km Return
1 hr 45 mins
The walk to Bournda Island from Hobart Beach camping area is an excellent way to see some of the sights in Bournda National Park. The first half of this picturesque walk is mainly closed in by heath and melaleuca, with closeup views of the local environment. The second half enjoys panoramic views from the beach. The short track up the island gives more great views up and down the coast.
Total climbing: 70m
7.6 km Circuit
2 hrs 15 mins
This is an expansive walk out from Hobart Beach camping area taking in some of the best sights of Bournda National Park. The walk explores the area from the campsite, and around Bournda Lagoon, before following the beautiful North Tura and Bournda beaches back to the start. There is plenty of opportunity along this walk to get the toes wet and to simply enjoy your surroundings.
Total climbing: 139m
10.6 km Circuit
3 hrs 45 mins
Other Nearby walks
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.
Total climbing: 6m
3.6 km Return
1 hr 15 mins
1.2 km Circuit
10.5 km Return
3 hrs 30 mins
This is a wonderful beach walk, to a more secluded beach. The walk crosses the dunes from Hobart Beach camping area and follows Wallagoot Beach north to Wallagoot Gap, just over the headland to the north. The Gap hides a small solitary beach which is a popular place for locals to swim or enjoy a quiet, lazy day at the beach (there are no patrols at the beach).
Total climbing: 70m
6 km Return
1 hr 45 mins
464 m Return
This is a short walk that showcases Bournda Lagoon from a beautiful angle. The start of the walk is found at the Bournda Lagoon car park. The halfway point of the walk is the lookout above the lagoon, giving a great view across most of the lagoon and out to sea. After the walk you may want to head down to the beach and cool the feet off in the ocean.
Total climbing: 14m
482 m Return
The Bournda Lagoon track is a wonderful walk around the Lagoon, exploring the surrounding area. Bournda Lagoon and Sandy Beach Creek support some lush vegetation, including a rain forest, on their shores. The walk is well signposted with the option to miss the North Tura section of the walk and head back to the car park. Don’t forget to take your swimmers for a dip at Bournda Lagoon on your way back.
Total climbing: 106m
5.2 km Circuit
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
The walk from Bournda Lagoon to North Tura passes a lagoon, two beaches, a tombola headland, dunes, heath land and stunning views of the coast. With all the different scenery there is plenty to do along this walk, so leave some extra time to thoroughly enjoy all that is on offer.
Total climbing: 22m
1.8 km One way
This walk is a short route onto Wallagoot Beach. On the walk down to the beach you are rewarded with views across Wallagoot Lake as well as the long Wallagoot and Bournda Beaches. The beach is a popular place for swimming and in good conditions the rocks on the northern end of the beach provide some opportunities for exploring.
Total climbing: 37m
1 km Return
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.
Total climbing: 182m
5.2 km Return
Fire DangerEach 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 ForestThis walk starts in the South Coast weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.
Park Information & Alerts
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Special Maps/ brochures
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* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
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