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Hobart Beach campground

Bournda National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Hobart Beach campground.

Getting there and parking

Hobart Beach campground is in the Wallagoot Lake precinct of Bournda National Park. To get there, drive 14km north of Merimbula on the Sapphire Coast Drive, take the Bournda Road turnoff, and follow the signs.

Road quality

  • There is a 40km speed limit on the long unsealed road.
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Hobart Beach campground can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Hobart Beach campground directly at your campsite and on the gravel access road.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Bournda National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

As the weather cools but the waters are still warm, it's a great time to enjoy the Kangarutha walking track. Swim along the way at secluded beaches. It will feel like you have the place to yourself.

Spring

Enjoy the colours of wildflowers and the take in the smells of spring as the park comes alive. Head to the lookout at North Tura, find a sunny spot and look out for whales passing in the distance.

Summer

Discover the water activities on offer. Paddling at Bournda Lagoon, sailing on Wallagoot Lake, fishing at Wine Glass Bay or surfing and swimming at any one of the secluded beaches.

Facilities

  • There is a boat ramp at the Boat Club on the north side of Wallagoot Lake, however there are no boat ramp facilities at this campground.
  • There is no water or firewood at this campground

Amenities

Toilets

There are 2 toilet blocks at the campground:

  • There toilets at the centre of the campground are accessible
  • There's also a toilet block to the north of the campground, but these toilets aren't accessible or ambulant.
  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Carpark

Showers

  • Hot showers

Step-free access

The campground is flat and step-free, with concrete and paved pathways that lead to the amenities. You'll need to cross over hard-packed ground to reach the rest of the facilities. 

Some of the hard-packed ground trails that lead to the beach have steps.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, read these paddling and boating safety tips.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Hobart Beach campground is flat and step-free, with the following accessible facilities:

  • Accessible non-flush toilets
  • Accessible hot showers

There's a concrete and paved path that leads to the amenities. To reach the rest of the facilities, you'll need to cross over hard-packed ground.

Some of the hard-packed ground access trails that lead to the beach have steps.

Prohibited

Generators

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Hobart Beach campground

Park info

  • in Bournda National Park in the South Coast region
  • Bournda National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to extreme weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. This park uses a self-registration fee collection system, please bring correct change.

    Buy annual pass