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South Cape Bay Walk

Geeveston Tourist Information, Southwest National Park, Tasmania 7116, Australia
+61 3 6297 1836
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So much variety

This 7km (each way) walk passes through a variety of very different habitats from rainforest to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Theo C
Sydney, Australia
via mobile

I do a lot of walking around Tassie but this one has been my favourite by far. The drive from the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Amy S
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This one-day walk takes in part of the famous South Coast Track, beginning at the small town of Cockle Creek. Visitors observe native plants and birds as they cross coastal heathland, enjoy ocean views and gaze out over the expanse of the Southern Ocean imagining the distance between themselves and the nearest landmass of Antarctica.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
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Geeveston Tourist Information, Southwest National Park, Tasmania 7116, Australia
+61 3 6297 1836
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 7km (each way) walk passes through a variety of very different habitats from rainforest to open marshlands to gum forest to granite cliffs. The path is clearly marked and well maintained but the surface is rocky or punctuated by tree roots on some sections....More

Thank Theo C
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I do a lot of walking around Tassie but this one has been my favourite by far. The drive from the Hastings Caves turn off to Cockle creek is not the best but once you get to Cockle creek you forget about the road as...More

1  Thank Amy S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Allow 5 hours. 2 to walk there, an hour to enjoy the view and 2 to get back! The sound of the crashing waves is unforgettable. The walk is easy and you pass through a variety of vegetation. There is no way to get lost....More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This walk provides a good example of the varying ecosystems in this coastal environment. Extensive duck boarding makes it suitable for the whole family, but be aware that the estimated time to complete the walk is not an over-estimate. If you want a leisurely stroll...More

1  Thank Rollingstone3108
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The south cape bay walk is a 14 to 16km walk taking about 2-3hrs each way depending on speed and rest stops. The walk is quite easy and has very little elevation changes. There is a mix of vegetation from moorland to thick forest, rainforest...More

1  Thank rodgtraveller
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We started around 11 am and walked steadily throughout returning by 3 pm. The walk is not for preschoolers or people with mobility issues. Weather would not be an issue except heavy rain or strong wind. The trail covers four very different landscapes and was...More

2  Thank MMartin90909
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We parked our car at the rangers station across the bridge at Cockle Creek. The ladies who run the rangers station are very helpful and great for info. The walk to South Cape Bay is about 2 hours, half is on boardwalk, The first 40...More

Thank Dean H
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Great walk to the farthest south point of Australia, hilly sections, rough terrain but worth the effort.

1  Thank HelMelMelbourne
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We wanted to see the whale sculpture at Cockle creek. The road is unpaved but fine to drive on. The route is breath taking with pristine white sand and green cool seas you will be stopping along the way to take plenty of pictures. The...More

2  Thank fisher1962
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

The trail begins at Cockle Creek - a beaut spot to take a dip should the weather and the time you have permit it. It goes from dirt trail to boardwalks, sheltered to open areas before taking you round to the bay; Australia's most southerly...More

1  Thank Julian H
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Des S
7 April 2016|
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Response from Beth R | Reviewed this property |
Approx 7.7 km each way
Marcia and John R
11 June 2015|
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Response from Mark C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marica and John We based ourselves in Geeveston and had a rental car and a just used the local Parks signage. (You can get a National Park Pass at the Parks and Wildlife Service search parks.tas.gov.au in... More