North Tura Lookout
Yuin Country

5 min to 10 min
5 min to 7 min

130 m
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Smooth & flat
The lookout at North Tura is not far from the car park and is well placed above the heath. From the end of this short walk you can see up and down the remote beach, both to the north and south, although views are limited by some taller vegetation. Bournda Island can also be clearly seen to the north. There is a toilet near the car park and the side trip leads down to some picnic tables with natural shade. 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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Signposted intersection for lookout and beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
North Tura lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from North Tura lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Clouds above North Tura. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
North Tura. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
North Tura Toilets. | 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 (-36.8290906,149.9343291)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Sapphire Coast Drive, 9
  • Turn on to Widgeram Road then drive for 1.1 km
  • Turn right onto Widgeram Road and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Keep left onto North Tura Road and drive for another 20 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the gravel Nth Tura car park (at the end of N Tura Rd, Bournda), this walk heads between the timber bollards towards the beach along the crushed gravel path. The wide path then leads past the toilet (on your left), past the 'Welcome to North Tura Beach' sign to veer to the right and come to an intersection with a timber 'North Tura Beach' sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Nth Tura Picnic Area. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 25 m turn sharp right.
Then pass the sign (8 m on your left).
Then find the "Pinch Point" (on your left).
Pinch Point
Pinch Point

Timber bollards at end of carpark. Gap of 1.3m (0.5m high) provides access to picnic area, toilet and walking tracks.
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Timber bollards at end of carpark. Gap of 1.3m (0.5m high) provides access to picnic area, toilet and walking tracks.

After another 20 m pass the sign (5 m on your left).
After another 15 m come to "Picnic Table".
Picnic Table
Picnic Table

Two timber slat picnic table and bench seats. The table is 78cm high, 91cm deep and 2.1m wide. The seats are 42cm high, 29cm deep and 2.1m wide (no backrest). The table is on paved area.
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Two timber slat picnic table and bench seats. The table is 78cm high, 91cm deep and 2.1m wide. The seats are 42cm high, 29cm deep and 2.1m wide (no backrest). The table is on paved area.

About 20 m past the end is a seat.
"North Tura Lookout".
North Tura Lookout
North Tura Lookout

North Tura Beach Lookout is between Tathra and Merimbula in Bournda National Park. The lookout platform (4.6x4.6m) has stunning views over North Tura Beach, all the way south to Tura Headland and out to sea. The lookout is also a perfect viewing point for Turingal Head and Bournda Island. The fence is 91cm high and the ramp leading up is 1.5m wide.
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North Tura Beach Lookout is between Tathra and Merimbula in Bournda National Park. The lookout platform (4.6x4.6m) has stunning views over North Tura Beach, all the way south to Tura Headland and out to sea. The lookout is also a perfect viewing point for Turingal Head and Bournda Island. The fence is 91cm high and the ramp leading up is 1.5m wide.

About 70 m past the end is "North Tura Beach".
North Tura Beach
North Tura Beach

North Tura Beach is located north of Merimbula and Tura Heads. The beach is a beautiful expanse of sand of nearly 2.5km, stretching from Tura Heads to Bournda Island in the north. North Tura is an easterly-facing beach which is accessed by Widgeram Rd off the Sapphire Coast Drive.
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North Tura Beach is located north of Merimbula and Tura Heads. The beach is a beautiful expanse of sand of nearly 2.5km, stretching from Tura Heads to Bournda Island in the north. North Tura is an easterly-facing beach which is accessed by Widgeram Rd off the Sapphire Coast Drive.


An optional side trip to Nth Tura Picnic Area.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the sign at the start.
Find the North Tura Beach at the start.
Find the Pinch Point at the start.
Pinch Point
Pinch Point

Timber bollards at end of carpark. Gap of 1.3m (0.5m high) provides access to picnic area, toilet and walking tracks.
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Timber bollards at end of carpark. Gap of 1.3m (0.5m high) provides access to picnic area, toilet and walking tracks.

After another 10 m come to the end.
"Picnic Table".
Picnic Table
Picnic Table

Two timber slat picnic table and bench seats. The table is 78cm high, 91cm deep and 2.1m wide. The seats are 42cm high, 29cm deep and 2.1m wide (no backrest). The table is on paved area.
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Two timber slat picnic table and bench seats. The table is 78cm high, 91cm deep and 2.1m wide. The seats are 42cm high, 29cm deep and 2.1m wide (no backrest). The table is on paved area.

About 20 m past the end is a seat.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 15 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

North Tura Lookout


Grading
Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 130 m
Time 5 min to 10 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
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)

Naturally Accessible
Slope summary:
Gentle slope mostly uphill towards the lookout.

Surface summary:
Mostly 1.5m wide generally smooth, flat and hard gravel track. The first ~30m is over a wider gravel track. The last ~15m to the lookout is about 1.5m wide fibreglass platform with railings.

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 25 m (plus an extra 2 m along side route) from the start.

Seat: There is one 90 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
25 mNorth Tura Beach
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