Hobart Beach Camping Area to Bondi Lake
Yuin Country

1 h 30 min to 1 h 45 min

5.2 km
return

↑ 51 m
↓ -51 m

Very challenging
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). 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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Sign next to Hobart Beach shelter. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Hobart Beach camping area shelter. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Arrow marker next to track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Signpost to Bondi Lake. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
The track looking away from Hobart Beach camping area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Logs mark the crossing of the main road. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track parallel to Bondi Lake. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track to Bournda Lagoon. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track to Bournda Lagoon. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track to Bournda Beach car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down to Bournda Beach car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bournda Beach car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bushtrack to Bournda Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Stairs marking the intersection. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track behind dunes to Bondi Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track through heath to Bondi Lake. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bondi Lake. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bondi Lake. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Warning
This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

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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 (-36.7969722,149.9400845)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Princes Highway, A1 then drive for 4 km
  • Turn left onto Kerrisons Lane and drive for another 2.1 km
  • Turn right onto Tathra Road and drive for another 8.8 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Sapphire Coast Drive, 9 and drive for another 6.2 km
  • Turn left onto Bournda Road and drive for another 2.9 km
  • Turn slight left and drive for another 500 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 100 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the intersection, this walk follows the path and the sign to the 'Field Study Huts' past the large picnic shelter (on the left). The track soon passes a volleyball court (on the right) and a fire pit (on the left), then follows a track marker through the dense melaleuca. The track soon comes to a three-way intersection marked with several signs, including one pointing back to 'Hobart Beach Camping Area'. From the intersection, the walk continues straight along the track, following the 'Bondi Lake' sign through the melaleuca. The track soon comes to another three-way intersection, marked with another sign pointing back to 'Hobart Beach Camping Area'.
Continue straight: From this intersection, this walk heads south along the track, following the 'Bondi Lake' sign through the melaleuca. The track soon comes to then crosses the dirt Bournda Rd to the 'Hobart Beach Camping Area 0.5km'sign on the otherside.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a toilet (about 140 m back from the start).
Hobart Beach (about 100 m back from the start).
After another 170 m veer right.
After another 450 m turn left.
After another 1.3 km continue straight.
After another 400 m turn left.
Continue another 390 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.6 km to get back to the start.
About 125 m past the end is "Bondi Lake".
Bondi Lake
Bondi Lake

Bondi Lake lies south of Tathra, behind Bournda Beach in Bournda National Park. The lake, when filled, is a shallow body of fresh water, which is fed by streams all found within the National Park. The lake, when dry, resembles a paddock with many kangaroos grazing in the middle of the dry lake. The lake can be accessed by bush tracks from Bournda Lagoon car park or Hobart Beach camping area.
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Bondi Lake lies south of Tathra, behind Bournda Beach in Bournda National Park. The lake, when filled, is a shallow body of fresh water, which is fed by streams all found within the National Park. The lake, when dry, resembles a paddock with many kangaroos grazing in the middle of the dry lake. The lake can be accessed by bush tracks from Bournda Lagoon car park or Hobart Beach camping area.

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Terrain
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Hobart Beach Camping Area to Bondi Lake


Grading
Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 5.2 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage No directional signs (5/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one -75 m back from the start.

Toilet: There is one -113 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-113 m[toilet]
Camp site
-75 mHobart Beach
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