Scotts Hut

1 h to 1 h 15 min

3.8 km
return

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Easy track
The track to the historic Scotts Hut is a great walk along the shores of Wallagoot Lake and Scotts Bay. The walk is well signposted as it leads into the open grass area of Scotts Hut picnic area. The hut itself is well worth an explore and a peek through the windows of this once pioneer home. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Hobart Beach signpost next to shelter. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Hobart Beach toilet facilities. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Signpost above the track to Scotts Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Wallagoot Lake. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track through the heath to Scotts Hut picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Signpost pointing to the picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
BBQ in Scotts Hut picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Signpost outside fence at Scotts Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Scotts Hut water tank. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Inside Scotts Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Through Scotts Hut window. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Inside Scotts Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Scotts Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Scotts Hut. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
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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 (-36.7974855,149.9408916)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Kerrisons Lane then drive for 2.1 km
  • Turn right onto Tathra Road and drive for another 8.8 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Sapphire Coast Drive, 9 and drive for another 6.2 km
  • Turn left onto Bournda Road and drive for another 2.9 km
  • Turn slight left and drive for another 500 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the sign post at the large shelter, the walk follows the dirt road, leaving the shelter behind on the left. The walk follows the road for a short distance to come to a large, green roofed, wooden building, the toilet block.
Continue straight: From the toilet block, this walk heads west along the dirt road further into the campground. At the 'Sites 36-54' the walk turns right following the 'one way' arrow towards the lake. As the road bends left, follow the track down the hill to the lake to soon come to a three way intersection next to Wallagoot Lake. Here there is a sign pointing back to 'Hobart Beach Camping Area'.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 180 m come to the "Hobart Beach" (25 m on your left).
Then pass the toilet (25 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 70 m turn right.
After another 1.4 km find the "Scotts Bay picnic area" (9 m on your right).
Scotts Bay picnic area
Scotts Bay picnic area

Scotts Bay picnic area, Bournda National Park, is situated on the southern banks of Wallagoot Lake, at Scotts Bay. The picnic area has a large grassed area with a few shady areas closer to the water. An electric BBQ plate, toilets and picnic tables are scattered in the shade. The picnic area surrounds the historic Scotts Hut building. The facilities can be accessed from Bournda Rd.
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Scotts Bay picnic area, Bournda National Park, is situated on the southern banks of Wallagoot Lake, at Scotts Bay. The picnic area has a large grassed area with a few shady areas closer to the water. An electric BBQ plate, toilets and picnic tables are scattered in the shade. The picnic area surrounds the historic Scotts Hut building. The facilities can be accessed from Bournda Rd.

After another 10 m turn right.
After another 75 m turn left.
About 75 m past the end is "Scotts Hut".
Scotts Hut
Scotts Hut

Scotts Hut is situated on the south-western banks of Wallagoot Lake, halfway between Merimbula and Tathra, in Bournda National Park. The reconstructed hut (completed in 1988) was built in a slab cottage style. This cottage has a corrugated iron roof, and wooden walls and floorings. The cottage has been fitted with gutters which feed a water tank at the southern end of the hut. The hut has an open fireplace and its interiors are painted white. The builder of the hut was Thomas Scott, originally a resident of Cooma and a father of twelve, to two wives. The hut is thought to have been built in 1890 on one of many pieces of land Mr Scott owned around the Wallagoot Lake. The hut can be accessed via the Sapphire Highway and Bournda Rd. Surrounding the hut is a picnic area and adjacent, Hobart Beach.
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Scotts Hut is situated on the south-western banks of Wallagoot Lake, halfway between Merimbula and Tathra, in Bournda National Park. The reconstructed hut (completed in 1988) was built in a slab cottage style. This cottage has a corrugated iron roof, and wooden walls and floorings. The cottage has been fitted with gutters which feed a water tank at the southern end of the hut. The hut has an open fireplace and its interiors are painted white. The builder of the hut was Thomas Scott, originally a resident of Cooma and a father of twelve, to two wives. The hut is thought to have been built in 1890 on one of many pieces of land Mr Scott owned around the Wallagoot Lake. The hut can be accessed via the Sapphire Highway and Bournda Rd. Surrounding the hut is a picnic area and adjacent, Hobart Beach.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.9 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Scotts Hut


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 3.8 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 270 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 260 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
260 m[toilet]
Camp site
270 mHobart Beach
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