Tathra Mountain Bike and Beach

Walking Trails and Hikes

KANGARUTHA TRACK (Bournda National Park) 9kms ONE WAY

Mid way access for half walk at White Rock, Kianinny Bay or Turingal Head for full walk. The Kangarutha Track follows the coastline from Tathra’s Kianinny Bay to Turingal Head through Bournda National Park. This challenging walk has ocean vistas, sandy and pebbly beaches and a variety of coastal vegetation. It is best to organise a car shuffle at either end or midway at White Rock for a shorter walk. There is a park-use fee if you leave a vehicle at Turingal Head.

BOURNDA LAGOON WALK (Bournda National Park)

Loop Time: 6 hours

Grade: Difficult

Entrance right off Sapphire Coast Drive, into the Bournda lagoon car park North of Merimbula. The walk follows the edge of the lagoon to Bournda Island before heading inland and back along Sandy Creek. It passes through exquisite coastal habitats including pockets of rainforest. It is a great location for bird watching, and dolphins are often seen off Bournda and North Tura beaches. A park-use fee is applicable.

MAIN RIDGE TRACK Thompsons Road Tathra (Tathra forest wildlife reserve) 4kms

Return time: 2 hours

Grade: Moderate/Steep

Along the Main Ridge Track of coastal rainforest, this walk is a shady haven in summer. A secluded wetland area has an abundance of waterbirds including great egrets and white-faced herons as well as frogs and eastern water dragons. A wildlife lovers heaven.

HOBART BEACH TO BOURNDA LAGOON Off Sapphire Coast Drive North of Merimbula (Bournda National Park) 5kms

Return time: 2 hours

Grade: Easy

Stroll thru low coastal heath and eucalypt forest to see the tranquillity of the Bournda Lagoon.

HOBART BEACH CAMPGROUND TO BONDI LAKE Off Sapphire Coast Drive North of Merimbula (Bournda National Park) 2kms

Return time: 1 hour

Grade: Easy

Hidden just behind the coastal dunes discover Bondi lake, a fresh water lake filled with waterbirds for the nature lover.