3 hrs 30 mins
Hobart Beach campground
(0km) Hobart Beach large shelter → Ocean beaches carpark Trk
Turn sharp right: From the intersection, this walk heads directly away from the lake, towards the slight clearing on the left and past the white dot on the tree. The track meanders through the melaleuca for a short time to open out onto a car park, with a signpost pointing back to ‘Wallagoot Lake’.
Turn left: From the middle of the carpark, this walk follows the sign to ‘Wallagoot Beach’ away from the carpark (not the ‘Wallagoot Lake’ sign next to the picnic table). The wide track soon comes to a timber boardwak and a three way intersection maked with a ‘Hobart Beach camp’ sign point back to the carpark. From this intersection the walk heads along the timber boardwalk following the ‘Ocean Beaches’ sign. The boardwalk soon end and the track winds through the melaleuca to come to a three way intersection marked with a ‘Parking Area’ sign pointing back along the track.
(0.76km) Ocean beaches carpark Trk → Wallagoot Beach
(1.06km) Wallagoot Beach → Wallagoot Beach North
(2.59km) Wallagoot Beach North → Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks
(2.87km) Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks → Wallagoot Gap
(2.87km) Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks → Games Bay
Maps for the Hobart Beach to Games Bay 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||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)|
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 2km is flat with no steps. The remaining (330m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.
Quality of track
2.4km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 2.4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (480m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
2.4km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 2.4km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (480m) is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
2.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 2.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (480m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
Wallagoot Gap is a spectacular gorge, cut into the rock by the ocean. The Gap is a popular swimming spot where the water is channeled over a small reef and through the tall rock walls. The seclusion created by the tall walls of the beach give some protection from the wind and waves, but there is no lifeguard patrol. The walk down to Wallagoot Gap is well signposted and well maintained.
Total climbing: 22m
648 m Return
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
1.2 km Circuit
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
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
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
The Kangarutha Track takes walkers from Tathra south to near Wallagoot Gap. The walk explores about half of the Bournda National Park coast line. This coastline has many beautiful bays and scenic ocean views. There are a few bays where you would be able to have a splash to cool yourself down on those warmer days. Allow time to rest and enjoy the view from these secluded bays and headlands.
Total climbing: 453m
8.8 km One way
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.
Total climbing: 398m
9 km Return
3 hrs 30 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
This walk extends the Kangarutha Track, starting from Kianiny Bay in Tathra and following the coast to Hobart Beach camping area. This coastal walk is dotted with many secluded beaches and bays, great places to watch the waves roll in, or to get the toes wet. The walk along the sandy Wallagoot Beach is a nice way to finish, before arriving at Hobart Beach camping area.
Total climbing: 476m
11.5 km One way
4 hrs 30 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
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 Bournda Trig is a long walk, heading up the biggest hill in the area. The view from the top is shrouded by trees, giving visitors water glimpses and views of the ranges to the east. The walk is great exercise and explores a diverse range of environments in the park.
Total climbing: 251m
8 km Circuit
3 hrs 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
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
44 m Return
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
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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* KML (google earth file)
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Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
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