Hobart Beach Camping Area to Bournda Trig Loop
Yuin Country

2 h 45 min to 3 h 30 min

8.5 km
circuit

↑ 247 m
↓ -247 m

Very challenging
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. 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.
Track south of Hobart Beach camping area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
The track looking away from Hobart Beach camping area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track below road. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Tree. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track across Bournda Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Intersection to water tank. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Signpost on Bournda Trig track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track up to Bournda Trig. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Tractor beside track to Bournda Trig. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Signpost poitningto Bournda Trig. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track up the hill to Bournda Trig. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Signposts at Bournda Trig and Field Study Huts intersection. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track up to the summit and Bournda Trig. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bournda Trig. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from Bournda Trig. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from Bournda Trig. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down to Field Study Huts. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Faint track to Field Study Huts. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track to Field Study Huts. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
South of Field Study Huts. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
A local Goanna. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Homestead style building at Field Study Huts. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down to FIeld Study car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bottom of Field Study Huts. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track up to Field Study car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Signpost to FIeld Study Huts. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Signpost to Hobart Beach camping area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track to Hobart Beach camping area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track south of Hobart Beach camping area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Fireplace in Hobart Beach camping area. | 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 (-36.7969316,149.9399845)
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 1.3 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Princes Highway, A1 and drive for another 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'.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 10 m continue straight.
There is a toilet (about 125 m back from the start).
Hobart Beach (about 90 m back from the start).
After another 185 m veer right.
After another 450 m turn right.
After another 50 m turn left.
After another 730 m (at the intersection of Bournda Lagon Road & Bournda Trig Fire Trail) continue straight, to head along Bournda Trig Fire Trail (a vehicle track).
After another 10 m head through/around the gate.
After another 420 m veer right, to head along Bournda Trig Fire Trail.
After another 970 m continue straight, to head along Bournda Trig Fire Trail.
After another 970 m (at the intersection of Bournda Trig Firetrail & Bournda Trig Fire Trail) continue straight, to head along Bournda Trig Firetrail.
After another 345 m find the "Bournda Trig" (15 m on your right).
Bournda Trig
Bournda Trig

Bournda Trig is the highest point in Bournda National Park, situated between Tathra and Merimbula. The trig point stands in a small clearing beside the management trail, and does not have great views over the surrounding area. The trig station stands at 207 m.a.s.l. The Bournda Trig can be accessed by the Bournda Trig Fire Trail which off Bournda Rd and Sapphire Coast Dr.
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Bournda Trig is the highest point in Bournda National Park, situated between Tathra and Merimbula. The trig point stands in a small clearing beside the management trail, and does not have great views over the surrounding area. The trig station stands at 207 m.a.s.l. The Bournda Trig can be accessed by the Bournda Trig Fire Trail which off Bournda Rd and Sapphire Coast Dr.

After another 300 m (at the intersection of Bournda Trig Firetrail & Bournda Trig Fire Trail) veer right.
After another 1.5 km turn right.
After another 255 m turn left.
After another 45 m come to the "Bournda National Park Field Studies Huts" (on your left).
Campsite managed byBournda Environmental Education Centre.
After another 6 m find the "Field Study Huts" (on your right).
Field Study Huts
Field Study Huts

The Field Study Huts are located just above Bournda Rd in Bournda National Park, between Tathra and Merimbula. The main hut is a homestead-style wood cottage with a fire pit, BBQ plate, picnic tables and a toilet. Just near the hut, there are four open A-frame shelters. These facilities support a range of education services provided by the Bournda Environmental Education Centre. Parking is available near the road, and walking access from Bournda Lagoon and Trig is also possible.
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The Field Study Huts are located just above Bournda Rd in Bournda National Park, between Tathra and Merimbula. The main hut is a homestead-style wood cottage with a fire pit, BBQ plate, picnic tables and a toilet. Just near the hut, there are four open A-frame shelters. These facilities support a range of education services provided by the Bournda Environmental Education Centre. Parking is available near the road, and walking access from Bournda Lagoon and Trig is also possible.

After another 120 m turn right.
After another 380 m veer left.
After another 1.3 km turn right.
After another 450 m veer left.
After another 95 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Hobart Beach Camping Area to Bournda Trig Loop


Grading
Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 8.5 km
Time 2 h 45 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage No directional signs (5/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.9 km apart with the largest gap of 6.2 km.

Toilet: There is one -117 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-117 m[toilet]
Camp site
-81 mHobart Beach
Camp site
6.2 kmBournda National Park Field Studies Huts
Building
6.2 kmField Study Huts
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