Bournda Lagoon Lookout
Yuin Country

10 min to 15 min

490 m
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Hard track
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. Let us begin by acknowledging the Yuin people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Bournda Lagoon car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down to Bournda Lagoon. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track along Bournda Lagoon. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bournda Lagoon. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Walking Track sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Signpost marking Bournda Lookout track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track to Bournda Lagoon Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from Bournda Lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bournda Lagoon from lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
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Start (-36.8155856,149.9375543)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Sapphire Coast Drive, 9
  • Turn on to Bournda Road then drive for 2.9 km
  • Turn right onto Bournda Lagon Road and drive for another 2.8 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 5 m
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Getting started
From the intersection, this walk heads along the car park (on the right) to the signposted intersection at the other corner of the car park. The walk then follows the sign 'Bournda Walking Track' down the hill. The track winds for a short time to come to a 'Walking Track' signposted intersection before the lagoon.
From the intersection, this walk follows the arrow on the sign 'Walking Track' keeping the lagoon on the left. The track soon meets a signposted hill, which it heads up, coming to an signposted intersection on the left.
From the intersection, this walk follows the sign to the lookout. The track winds through the trees, up onto a rocky platform overlooking the lagoon and beach.....
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Bournda Beach picnic area.
Bournda Beach picnic area
Bournda Beach picnic area

Bournda Beach picnic area is found next to Bournda Lagoon car park, in Bournda National Park. The picnic area is shaded by the trees behind Bournda Beach, which is between Tathra and Merimbula. The picnic area has modest facilities with a few picnic tables, BBQ pit and a toilet nearby. The picnic area is a great place to eat lunch before heading down to Bournda Beach or Lagoon, which are only a stroll away through the bush.
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Bournda Beach picnic area is found next to Bournda Lagoon car park, in Bournda National Park. The picnic area is shaded by the trees behind Bournda Beach, which is between Tathra and Merimbula. The picnic area has modest facilities with a few picnic tables, BBQ pit and a toilet nearby. The picnic area is a great place to eat lunch before heading down to Bournda Beach or Lagoon, which are only a stroll away through the bush.

After another 20 m veer left.
After another 75 m continue straight, to head along Sandy Creek Walking Track.
After another 110 m continue straight, to head along Sandy Creek Walking Track.
Continue another 30 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 245 m to get back to the start.
"Bournda Lagoon Lookout".
Bournda Lagoon Lookout
Bournda Lagoon Lookout

Bournda Lagoon lookout is a small unfenced rock platform perched above Bournda Lagoon, in Bournda National Park. The views to the south, over the lake, reveal how close the lagoon is to the beach. The angle of the lookout onto the water gives a look through the water to the bottom of the lagoon.
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Bournda Lagoon lookout is a small unfenced rock platform perched above Bournda Lagoon, in Bournda National Park. The views to the south, over the lake, reveal how close the lagoon is to the beach. The angle of the lookout onto the water gives a look through the water to the bottom of the lagoon.

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Bournda Lagoon Lookout


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 490 m
Time 10 min to 15 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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