Bournda National Park


Bournda National Park

Bournda is a national park in New South Wales (Australia), 345 km southwest of Sydney near Tathra. Bournda National Park starts at Kianinny Bay, at the southern end of Tathra, and runs south for about 13km. There is a good walking track, near the coast, along most of its length.

The park is host to three main bodies of water. Walagoot Lake is a large salt water lake that last opened up to the ocean 12 years ago. Bondi Lake is of international significance as it is the closest fresh water lake to the ocean in the world.Fact|date=February 2008 Finally Bournda Lagoon is a brackish (half salt / half fresh) water lagoon that periodically opens up to the ocean. The lagoon is a popular swimming spot for locals and campers alike.

The park was once a State Recreation Area but has since gain the status of National Park. Good camping facilities are available at the Hobart Beach camp ground.

Walking Tracks

*Hobart Beach to Bournda Lagoon - 2.6Km
*Hobart Beach to Scotts Bay - 1.3Km
*Hobart Beach to Tathra via the Kangarutha Track - 12Km
*Bournda Lagoon round Trip via Bournda Island - 6Km

Fact sheet

*"Area:" 26 km²
*"Coordinates": coord|36|48|36|S|149|55|07|E|type:landmark_region:AU
*"Date of establishment:" April 24, 1992
*"Managing authorities:" New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
*"IUCN category:" II

ee also

* Protected areas of New South Wales (Australia)
* [http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/parks.nsf/ParkContent/N0082?Opendocument&ParkKey=N0082&Type=xo Bournda National Park]


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