Wallagoot Gap
Yuin Country

15 min to 30 min

540 m
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Easy track
Wallagoot Gap is a spectacular gorge, cut into the rock by the ocean. The Gap is a popular swimming spot where the water is channeled over a small reef and through the tall rock walls. The seclusion created by the tall walls of the beach give some protection from the wind and waves, but there is no lifeguard patrol. The walk down to Wallagoot Gap is well signposted and well maintained. Let us begin by acknowledging the Yuin people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Wallagoot picnic area and car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track away from Wallagoot car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Veranda above Wallagoot Gap. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign for Kangarutha Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Wallagoot Gap. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Stairs onto Wallagoot Gap. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
People enjoying Wallagoot Gap. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Wallagoot Gap. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Hidden beach at Wallagot Gap. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-36.7849543,149.9610936)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Sapphire Coast Drive, 9
  • Turn on to Wallagoot Lake Road then drive for 2.8 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 1.6 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 80 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
(Wallagoot car park is found at the end of Wallagoot Lake Rd, off the Sapphire Coast Drive.) This walk leaves the car park along the track between the information sign (on the right) and toilet (on the left), heading between two cut logs. The wide track dips through a valley then heads over a rise, coming to a signposted intersection (with a timber platform on the right).
Veer right: From the intersection, the walk heads to the timber platform then down the timber steps onto Wallagoot Gap Beach.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Bournda Coastal Walking Tracks.
Turingal Head Car Park (about 35 m back from the start).
After 50 m pass the toilet (20 m on your left).
Then pass the sign (10 m on your right).
After another 205 m (at the intersection of Bournda Coastal Walking Tracks & Kangarutha walking track) continue straight, to head along Bournda Coastal Walking Tracks.
After another 15 m turn left.
After another 10 m come to the viewpoint (on your right).
Then head down the 41 surface|wood steps
Continue another 20 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 270 m to get back to the start.
About 90 m past the end is "Wallagoot Gap".
Wallagoot Gap
Wallagoot Gap

Wallagoot Gap is situated south of Tathra, facing east out onto the South Pacific Ocean. The gap is created by two headlands that protect the main beach from the wind. A second beach can be found around the corner of Wallagoot Gap, by following the right-hand side wall. Wallagoot Gap is an excellent place for a swim or a play in the sand. The gap can be accessed from Wallagoot Beach car park at the end of Wallagoot Lake Rd or the Kangarutha Track.
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Wallagoot Gap is situated south of Tathra, facing east out onto the South Pacific Ocean. The gap is created by two headlands that protect the main beach from the wind. A second beach can be found around the corner of Wallagoot Gap, by following the right-hand side wall. Wallagoot Gap is an excellent place for a swim or a play in the sand. The gap can be accessed from Wallagoot Beach car park at the end of Wallagoot Lake Rd or the Kangarutha Track.

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Terrain
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Wallagoot Gap


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 540 m
Time 15 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 35 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
35 m[toilet]
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