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Sandy Creek loop track

Bournda National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Sandy Creek loop track.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    2 - 3hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    6km loop

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Sandy Creek loop track is in the southern section of Bournda National Park.

To get there from the south:

  • Travel along Sapphire Coast Drive for approximately 6km
  • Take the Widgeram Road/North Tura turnoff and follow this road
  • Turn right at the T intersection into the carpark for the North Tura viewing platform and join the track from there

To get there from the north:

  • Travel along Sapphire Coast Drive to the Bournda Road/Hobart Beach campground turnoff
  • Follow this road for approximately 3km then take the right turn to Bournda Lagoon
  • After about 2.5km you will arrive at the Bournda Lagoon carpark from where the track begins

Parking

Parking is available nearby Sandy Creek loop track. Please note that a park use fee applies.

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

  • Drinking water is not available in this area so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • You are encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

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    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.

    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 + 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).

    Permitted

    Fishing

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

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    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.

    Sandy Creek loop track

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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. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

      Buy annual pass
    Sandy Creek loop track, Bournda National Park. Photo: BECC/NSW Government