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Kangarutha walking track

Bournda National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Kangarutha walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


9km one-way


3hrs 30min - 4hrs

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended


Short steep hills


Many steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

Getting there and parking

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    Kangarutha walking track is in the north of Bournda National Park. There are three access points.

    From Tathra:

    • Head to the boat ramp at Kianinny Bay, walk across the footbridge and start the walk from there.

    From White Rock Road, opposite Kianinny Cabins:

    • Opposite the cabins, which are on Bega-Tathra Road, is a dirt road called White Rock Road that leads to White Rock Quarry. Kangarutha walking track crosses the road near the old quarry.

    From Turingal Head carpark:

    • This is reached via Sapphire Coast Drive and Wallagoot Lake Road. After passing the boat club, park at Turingal Head carpark then take a short walk to Wallagoot Gap (also known as Wineglass Bay).


    Parking is available at Kianinny Bay, Turingal Head and also at White Rock with a 3km walk to Kangarutha walking track.

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    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.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    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).



    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.



    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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    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