This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

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2008 Travels June 8


The day was fine, with a mix of cloud and blue sky. Although it was still quite cool, it was definitely a day for some more exploring.

Took a packed lunch, and drove back south again, to the Bournda National Park.

This time, took a different route in to the coast, the Bournda Road, to the south of Wallagoot Lake. This took us as far as a camping ground near the southern side of Wallagoot Lake. From there, we followed a walking track to Hobart Beach, on the Lake, where we stopped to eat our packed lunch, and admire the outlook across the lake.

Waves breaking outside the entrance to Wallagoot Lake

Then a track took us across to the beach.

Rocky outcrops along the track to the beach

Again, the walk through the bushland was an enjoyable one, as was the long walk we did, to the south, on the beach.

Back to camp, to potter about for the rest of the afternoon.

With the midwinter short days and early dusk, we really did not want to be out much beyond about 4pm. It really became cold, quite quickly, after this time.

Bournda National Park

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2008 Travels June 5


The now dry weather enabled us to go driving and walking again, today.

Our target was the Bournda National Park, like the Mimosa Rocks National Park, another long and narrow coastal reserve, this one to the south of Tathra.


We took the Merimbula road, south from Tathra, then the Wallagoot Lake road east, to that lake, in the Bournda National Park. From the car park at the end of the track, we followed a walking track through the scrub, to the beach and lake.

Wallagoot Lake

This section of Bournda National Park was an interesting contrast to Gillards Beach, being flatter and having the lake inlet, compared to the cliffs that backed Gillards Beach. It was a really pretty area, with banksia dominated coastal scrub.

I loved the reflections of the cloud banks in the waters of Wallagoot Lake, and the overall light effects on the lake.

The beach was excellent for walking on.

On the return to camp, we took a detour along Wallagoot Lane, through the farming country, and emerged onto the road to Bega, where we turned right to go back to Tathra.

It had been another pleasant day.