Kangarutha walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 9km

  • Duration: 4hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Kangarutha Track, Tathra

  • End: Kangarutha Track, Tathra

  • Location: Bournda National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 432 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -36.73732288

  • Longitude: 149.9817137

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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Public Toilets

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Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Kangarutha walking track is a 9km, grade 3 one way hike, located in the Bournda National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

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.

About the region

Bournda National Park is the Far South Coast’s best-kept secret. Located near Tathra, enjoy coastal walks, birdwatching and kayaking in Bournda Lagoon. The Bournda National Park is a 2,655-hectare protected area in New South Wales, Australia, managed as a national park by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. It forms part of the Ulladulla to Merimbula Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for swift parrots.

Getting there

To Kangarutha carpark. 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). Park entry points Kangarutha carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Kianinny Bay, Turingal Head and also at White Rock with a 3km walk to Kangarutha walking track.

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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