Hobart Beach campground

Bournda National Park

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Overview

Hobart Beach campground, near Bega, is a perfect coastal holiday offering swimming, fishing, paddling, and walking options for the whole family.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 66
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where 293 Bournda Road, Bournda, NSW, 2548 - in Bournda National Park
Facilities Amenities block, picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, showers, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water
Price
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking
  • A minimum daily rate applies, which includes the first 2 occupants.
Entry fees

Park entry fees are not included in your camping fees.

Bookings Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • Check in after 12pm. Check out before 10am.
  • Sites are marked and unpowered
  • This campground is suitable for group bookings.
  • There is no mobile phone coverage at the campground. It can be intermittent along the access road.
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Pack the car with all your favourite outdoor camping equipment and head for the sandy shores of the idyllic Wallagoot Lake. Hobart Beach campground in Bournda National Park on the far south coast is a great destination for a family holiday.

Pitch the tent or park the van beside the shimmering waters fringed with forest. While you might have relaxing in mind, there are loads of activities to keep everyone happy. Spend your days swimming, walking, cycling, fishing and exploring nearby secluded beaches. The peaceful lake is ideal swimming for the little ones, while the northern shores of Wallagoot Lake are excellent for sailing and paddling.

If you’ve spent the day fishing, gather the clan for a relaxing barbecue of your daily catch and recount stories of the one that got away.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/hobart-beach-campground/local-alerts

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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

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.

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.
  • Water is not available at this campground
  • Firewood will be sold at Hobart Beach campground from Boxing Day onwards, for the summer holidays. $20 per large wheelbarrow load. Please contact the supplier on 0488 576 939.

Amenities

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

Firewood will be sold at Hobart Beach campground from Boxing Day onwards, for the summer holidays. $20 per large load. Please contact the supplier on 0488 576 939.

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Carpark

Showers

  • Hot showers

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, the safety of you and your passengers is paramount.

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 + 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

Assistance may be required to access this area.

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.

Nearby towns

Bega (16 km)

With its forests, lush pastures and a coastline sculpted into a succession of wonders by the sea, the Sapphire Coast is a perfect holiday destination at any time of the year. Set in a valley at the junction of the Bega and Brogo rivers and surrounded by rich dairy country, Bega is a handsome, historic town that's the rural centre of the Sapphire Coast and gateway to the lush Bega Valley. Visit the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre, housed in a faithful reproduction of the original, tells the story of cheese-making production in the area.

www.visitnsw.com

Merimbula (9 km)

The main coastal towns of the Sapphire Coast include Bermagui, Tathra, Merimbula and Eden. This stunning coastline has sparkling beaches and bays, lakes and national parks, all accessible via excellent walking tracks and coastal drives. You'll find beaches just perfect for surfing, swimming and walks.

www.visitnsw.com

Tathra (9 km)

Tathra is a small coastal township clustered around a historic sea wharf, a popular fishing platform and the only one of its kind remaining on the east coast of Australia.

www.visitnsw.com

Learn more

Hobart Beach campground is in Bournda National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Birdwatchers haven

Wallagoot Lake, Bournda National Park. Photo: John Spencer

With around 200 species of birds in the area, Bournda is a birdwatcher's paradise. The estuarine wetlands at the eastern end of Wallagoot Lake provide roosting and feeding areas for a large variety of waders and waterfowl. Keep your eyes out for threatened species like the little tern, hooded plover and pied oystercatcher. Bondi Lake is the largest freshwater lake situated behind coastal dunes in the region, and is another important habitat for waterbirds.

  • Bournda Lagoon Bournda Lagoon is an ideal spot within Bournda National Park, near North Tura, where kids can swim, fish and go paddling and picnic among the paper barks.
  • Kangarutha walking track Kangarutha walking track, in Bournda National Park, is a hiking route with scenic coastal views and birdwatching, picnicking and swimming opportunities along the way.
  • Sandy Creek loop track Taking in Bournda Lagoon, Sandy Creek and pockets of dry sclerophyll forest, Sandy Creek loop track is a hike in Bournda National Park on the far South Coast.

Get active

Kianinny Bay picnic area, Bournda National Park. Photo: John Spencer

With so much to do, there's no excuse not to get active in Bournda. The beaches and waterways offer a range of options for watersport enthusiasts - waterskiing, boating, paddling, sail boarding, fishing, swimming and surfing. The coastal walk is perfect for hikers and those hoping to spot migrating whales. And for cyclists, the roads throughout the park are an extensive network to navigate on your bike.

Ships ahoy

Kianinny Bay picnic area, Bournda National Park. Photo: John Spencer

There's plenty of fascinating heritage in Bournda, dating back to the 1830s when European settlement of the district began. Today, you can still see anchor bolts at Kangarutha Point, which was established as a port with Kianinny Bay in 1859. It's also believed the existing track to the point, and parts of the coastal walk, were once used to supply ships anchored there, and transport produce and passengers. Some building remains can also be found around Games Bay, which was cleared for dairy farming by settler Mr Games.

The land of generations

Turingal Head, Bournda National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Bournda has been a special place for the Dhurga and Yuin people for thousands of years, with its plentiful food supply and quarry for making tools. As you explore the park and its wildlife, it'll be no surprise that 'Bournda' means 'place of tea tree and kangaroos'.

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Bournda National Park. Photo: A Brown/NSW Government