4 hrs 30 mins
(0km) Kianinny Boat Ramp → Kianinny Park
Kianinny Bay picnic area
(0.06km) Kianinny Park → Kianinny Bay Lookout
Kianinny Bay Lookout
(0.21km) Kianinny Bay Lookout → Boulder Bay
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill away from the ocean. The track winds along an area of low heath to soon turn left into taller heath. The track winds and undulates through the cleared passage in the heathland, passing through a few gullies. The walk crosses a large creek with stairs leading down and away from a rock platform. The track then continues up and around the hillside through an area of more open vegetation. This walk then leads down the hill to an arrow post, marking the track on the right.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill along the track, soon coming into view of the beach. The walk winds down the stairs onto a rock which leads onto the beach. This walk continues to the middle of the beach.
(1.73km) Boulder Bay → Int Kangarutha Trk Nth and White Rock Rd
1 hr 9 mins
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the arrow down the steps, towards the ocean. The track opens out onto the coast and arrives at a white post on the rock platform beside the bay.
Turn right: From the first white post, the walk heads towards the next visible white post, keeping the ocean on the left. The track meanders along the rocky platform then tends away from the bay, turning right, up the hill. As it climbs up the hill, the walk passes an ant mound, to the left, and soon heads over a very rocky area, following the most worn and compacted route through the rocks. The track continues, with the ocean on the left, and follows a track marker down the hill, arriving at the middle of a rocky bay.
Continue straight: From the middle of the rocky bay, the walk follows rock-cut steps up onto the rocky headland, keeping the water on the left. The track then winds its way over the rocks, passing a lookout on the left, and dropping into a U-shaped rock valley (which points out to sea).
Continue straight: From the U-shaped rock valley, the walk climbs the hill, keeping the ocean on the left. The track continues for some time passing many great views of the coast. After passing through more areas of open and closed heath, the track bends right and goes up some stairs to an intersection with a service trail.
(4.57km) Int. Kangarutha Trk Nth and White Rock Rd → White Rock Nth route
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. At the end of this side trip, retrace your steps back to the main walk then Continue straight.
(4.57km) Int. Kangarutha Trk Nth and White Rock Rd → Int. White Rock Rd and Kangarutha Trk Sth
(4.6km) Int. White Rock Rd and Kangarutha Trk Sth → Games Bay
Turn right: From the bay, this walk heads up the hill, keeping the ocean on the left of the track. The walk winds up the steps to then meander along the hillside, coming to a track marker at an intersection.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the stairs following the track marker arrow. The track very quickly winds down into the sandy creek bed behind Games Bay. A signpost marking ‘Games Bay’ is hidden in the low bush at the back of the beach area.
(6.21km) Games Bay → Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks
(8.61km) Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks → Wallagoot Gap
(8.61km) Int. Wallagoot Gap and Kangarutha Trks → Wallagoot Beach North
(8.89km) Wallagoot Beach North → Wallagoot Beach
(10.42km) Wallagoot Beach → Ocean beaches carpark Trk
(10.72km) Ocean beaches carpark Trk → Wallagoot Lake Shore (Hobart Beach)
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the arrow on the sign to ‘Wallagoot Lake’, away from the car park and picnic table. The track tends right, down the hill, for approximately 50m to an intersection on the shore of Wallagoot Lake.
Wallagoot Lake (Lagoon)
(11.15km) Wallagoot Lake Shore (Hobart Beach) → Hobart Beach large shelter
Hobart Beach campground
Maps for the Kangarutha Track to Hobart Beach 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||1:25 000 Map Series||88241S BEGA||NSW-88241S|
|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||4 hrs 30 mins|
|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)|
Some more details of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
4.6km of this walk has short steep hills and another 4.6km is very steep. Whilst another 2km is flat with no steps and the remaining 390m has gentle hills with occasional steps.
Quality of track
6km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 4.7km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (540m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
8km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 2.9km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (540m) is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 11km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 11km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
8km 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 (690m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
194 m Circuit
Kianiny Bay lookout is a quick and fantastic way to view the coast just south of Tathra. There is plenty of parking at Kianiny Bay and a pleasant picnic area to start the journey. The walk follows a well formed path to the informal lookout, where you can sit and enjoy the passing ships and the fascinating rugged coastline.
Total climbing: 35m
416 m Return
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
White Horse Bay is not the most spectacular bay in the area but the walk to it is quite nice. The walk takes you from Kianiny Bay and picnic area past the Kianiny lookout, through some of the signature heath of Bournda National Park. The walk heads to the northern point of White Horse Bay where there are views out to sea over the black, rough and steep rock shoreline.
Total climbing: 114m
1.8 km Return
Boulder Bay is a fantastic secluded beach backed by many smooth, round rocks (hence the name). The walk is dotted with views of the coast, and the bushland itself is pleasant to walk through. The starting point at Kianiny Bay has great picnic facilities and play equipment to entertain the young, or young at heart.
Total climbing: 200m
3.5 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
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
10.5 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
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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Special Maps/ brochures
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