Hobart Beach campground
Bournda National Park
Hobart Beach campground, near Bega, is a perfect coastal holiday offering swimming, fishing, paddling, and walking options for the whole family.
|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|
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.|
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 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
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Merimbula office
- Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods, 10am to 3pm.
- 02 6495 5000
- 47 Merimbula Drive, cnr Sapphire Coast Drive, Merimbula NSW 2548
- 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. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.Buy annual pass.
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.
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Hobart Beach campground can become boggy when it rains.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Non-flush toilets
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)
- Hot showers
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
Assistance may be required to access this area.
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.
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.
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.
Hobart Beach campground is in Bournda National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
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.
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.
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
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'.