Bournda Lagoon
Yuin Country

5 min to 10 min

360 m
return

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Moderate track
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. 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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Gate before toilet Bournda Lagoon. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track to Bournda Lagoon car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down to Bournda Lagoon. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down to Bournda Lagoon. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track up from Bournda Lagoon. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bournda Lagoon. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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
Transport options and directions
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 slight left onto Sandy Creek Walking Track and drive for another 3 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park, the walk heads past the gate following the sign to 'Bournda Lagoon' past the toilet. The walk heads down the hill, becoming more sandy as it comes to meet the lagoon shore.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 35 m come to the "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 75 m pass the toilet (8 m on your left).
Then find the "Bournda Beach" (170 m on your left).
Bournda Beach
Bournda Beach

Bournda Beach, Bournda National Park, lies between Tathra and Merimbula forming the southern end of Wallagoot Beach. The beach provides some good surf conditions with a south easterly aspect. At the southern end of the beach is Bournda Island which is attached to the beach by a rocky headland and tombola (sand joining the island to mainland). The dunes backing the beach are under going rehabilitation. Bournda Beach is accessed by Bournda Rd at either Hobart Beach camping area, Bournda Lagoon or Wallagoot Gap parking areas.
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Bournda Beach, Bournda National Park, lies between Tathra and Merimbula forming the southern end of Wallagoot Beach. The beach provides some good surf conditions with a south easterly aspect. At the southern end of the beach is Bournda Island which is attached to the beach by a rocky headland and tombola (sand joining the island to mainland). The dunes backing the beach are under going rehabilitation. Bournda Beach is accessed by Bournda Rd at either Hobart Beach camping area, Bournda Lagoon or Wallagoot Gap parking areas.

After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 3 m veer right.
After another 5 m turn left.
Continue another 20 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 180 m to get back to the start.
About 25 m past the end is "Bournda Lagoon".
Bournda Lagoon
Bournda Lagoon

Bournda Lagoon has formed behind Bournda Beach, between Tathra and Merimbula in Bournda National Park. The lagoon is deep enough for swimming and is a popular spot for a freshwater swim. The lagoon is fed by Sandy Beach Creek, which has been silted up at the southernmost end of Bournda Beach. The lagoon supports a variety of environments, including a rainforest, on its shores. However, the lagoon is subject to environmental issues such as algal blooms. The lagoon can be accessed by bush track from Bournda Lagoon car park, at the end of Bournda Rd.
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Bournda Lagoon has formed behind Bournda Beach, between Tathra and Merimbula in Bournda National Park. The lagoon is deep enough for swimming and is a popular spot for a freshwater swim. The lagoon is fed by Sandy Beach Creek, which has been silted up at the southernmost end of Bournda Beach. The lagoon supports a variety of environments, including a rainforest, on its shores. However, the lagoon is subject to environmental issues such as algal blooms. The lagoon can be accessed by bush track from Bournda Lagoon car park, at the end of Bournda Rd.

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Terrain
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Bournda Lagoon


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 360 m
Time 5 min to 10 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 110 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
110 m[toilet]
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