Wallagoot Beach
Yuin Country

20 min to 30 min

990 m
return

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Moderate track
This walk is a short route onto Wallagoot Beach. On the walk down to the beach you are rewarded with views across Wallagoot Lake as well as the long Wallagoot and Bournda Beaches. The beach is a popular place for swimming and in good conditions the rocks on the northern end of the beach provide some opportunities for exploring. 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 below Wallagoot car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track away from Wallagoot car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign for Kangarutha Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Wallagoot Gap. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Seat at the top of Wallagoot Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Stairs off the north end of Wallagoot Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track onto Wallagoot Beach. | 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). ....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Bournda Coastal Walking Tracks.
After 35 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.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Wallagoot Gap. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 5 m continue straight, to head along Bournda Coastal Walking Tracks.
After another 225 m pass a seat (on your right)., has a backrest.
Then head down the 33 surface|gravel steps
Continue another 30 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 490 m to get back to the start.

An optional side trip to Wallagoot Gap.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 8 m turn left.
Find the viewpoint at the start.
Then head down the 41 surface|wood steps
After another 20 m come to the end.
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.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 25 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Wallagoot Beach


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 990 m
Time 20 min to 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
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.

Seat: There is one 470 m from the start.


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