Kangarutha walking track
Bournda National Park
Kangarutha walking track, in Bournda National Park, is a hiking route with scenic coastal views and birdwatching, picnicking and swimming opportunities along the way.
- Bournda National Park
- 9km one-way
- Time suggested
- 3hrs 30min - 4hrs
- Grade 3
- Trip Intention Form
It's a good idea to let someone know where you're going. Fill in a trip intention form to send important details about your trip to your emergency contact.
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- Opening times
The Kangarutha walking track is open every day. Walking at night is not recommended as the track is uneven in places and passes close to cliffs.
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
- Please note
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching or whale watching.
Kangarutha walking track is a challenging walk along Bournda National Park’s rugged coastline. Gather your more energetic friends and family members together to spend a day exploring the pebbly beaches, sandy bays, pockets of rainforest and cliff-tops sections that this hiking route offers. Pack a picnic and find a lunch spot along the way with scenic ocean views. Enjoy swimming at one of the secluded beaches along the way.
From October to November, whales can often be seen migrating so bring your binoculars along. Keep them handy for birdwatching too as yellow-tailed and glossy black cockatoos are a common sight along this coast all year round.
There are various access points to Kangarutha walking track, so it can be broken into smaller walks such as Kianinny Bay to Boulder Bay, Wallagoot Lake Boat Club to Turingal Head, or part of the way to White Rock Quarry.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 02 9585 6831
- 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