Sandy Creek loop track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 6km

  • Duration: 2.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Bournda Lagoon Rd, Bournda

  • End: Bournda Lagoon Rd, Bournda

  • Location: Bournda National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 534 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -36.82057411

  • Longitude: 149.9390827

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Sandy Creek loop track is a 6km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in the Bournda National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Sandy Creek loop track is a moderately challenging hiking trail that will keep you interested all the way round. The track passes through various natural habitats, such as dry sclerophyll forests, she-oak thickets, pockets of rainforest and an avenue of paper barks that fringe the picturesque Bournda Lagoon. The loop takes in the coastline, Sandy Beach Creek and Bournda Lake so bring along your swimmers and fishing rod.
Birdwatching is a great thing to do in Bournda, and you'll be able to see and hear a range of birds while you're walking this track. Keep an eye out for raucous glossy-black and yellow-tailed black cockatoos, and the graceful sea eagles can often be seen hunting along the coastline. Remember to also look down occasionally to see if you can spot any delicate rock orchids. In spring the air is sweetened by the orchid's perfume and by other native wildflowers such as those of the giant honey myrtle. Keep an eye out, also, for swamp wallabies, kangaroos and water dragons.

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

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 6kmTake the Widgeram Road/North Tura turnoff and follow this roadTurn right at the T intersection into the carpark for the North Tura viewing platform and join the track from thereTo get there from the north:Travel along Sapphire Coast Drive to the Bournda Road/Hobart Beach campground turnoffFollow this road for approximately 3km then take the right turn to Bournda LagoonAfter 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.


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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