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Bournda Lagoon Walking Track

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Published July 16th 2019
Experience Far South Coast's best-kept secret walk
Bournda National Park is a nature lover's paradise with its array of natural attractions and experiences, including the captivating Bournda Lagoon Walking Track.



If you are after a wonderful great day out in nature without the crowds, then this walking track experience is the one for you! The walk passes Bournda Lagoon crossing Bournda Beach, following the headland to the island. The walk is a 2.1km return, grade 4 walk and takes around 45-minutes.



Bournda Island divides North Tura and Bournda Beaches and is absolutely stunning with its uninterrupted views along both beaches. The cave at the bottom of the island makes for a fun and interesting exploration (when surf conditions are safe).



From the car park, the walk heads past the gate following the sign to 'Bournda Lagoon' past the toilet facilities. The walk then heads down a slight hill, becoming sandier as you near the Lagoon shore. From the Lagoon, the walk heads to the dunes towards the ocean where spectacular views can be admired.



Continue along the beach to the end where there is a signposted intersection, from here turn left, from the base of the island, the walk then heads along the sand peninsula to the main headland. From here the walk bends right, keeping to the ocean to the right and the headland to the left.



Cross the rocky headland at the end of this beach then turn left to a signposted intersection at the start of the next beach. (Do note that this is only accessible with low water tides). Veer left to rejoin the main walking track.



From the main walking track (at the intersection), the walk follows the sign to 'Bournda Island' and 'North Tura Beach' up the hill, passing grassy platforms on the left, where breathtaking views can be seen over Bournda Island. From here walk along the top of the dunes and follow the fenced track to an intersection with a sign pointing back to 'Bournda Island' and 'Bournda Lagoon'.



Turn left from the intersection and follow the sign to 'Bournda Island' over the dune and down some stairs onto the beach, from here veer left at the bottom of the steps and head away from the stairs across the beach along the sand where a small cave awaits to be explored at the base of the island.

Birdwatching enthusiasts will certainly be in for a treat on this Walking Track...


After exploring the cave, continue on the left-hand side of the island, with the ocean below on the left, heading up onto the hill where views of both North Tura and Bournda Beaches can be seen.

Do keep an eye out for these adorable tiny birds on the Track...


Bournda Island separates Bournda and North Tura beaches and is joined to the mainland by a tombola beach, which at times can be submerged by the tide to form a real island.

The island is filled with lush low dune shrub vegetation species that perch on top of the rocky Island.



The lagoon makes the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic as well as enjoying a wide range of water activities such as snorkelling, swimming, canoeing or kayaking.

Be sure to add this walk to your list of 'things to do and see' when visiting the natural wonderland of Bournda National Park.

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Why? A breathtaking headland & coastal walk
When: All year round
Phone: (02) 6495 5000
Where: Bournda National Park, Bournda Rd, Bournda
Cost: Free- National Park fees apply- $8 per day/ per vehicle
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this is a nice place to go and rest
by fasno (score: 1|74) 33 days ago
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