The south coast of Tasmania brews wilder waves that smother jagged rocks and vast sandy beaches. Vegetation grows abundant, dense and curved into the southerly winds that whip the region. Be prepared for your breath to be stolen by the elements... and the views!
The South Coast Track is understandably one of Tasmania’s premier wilderness walks. We have targeted a more accessible and spectacular section of the trail, achievable for most individuals with some preparation. You will venture from Cockle Creek, a popular local camping spot on Australia's most southern road, heading first through forest and then across wide-open button grasslands to South Cape Bay. Here sweeping views of the windswept beach and Lion Rock await you. If you choose to, you will continue on the South Coast Track to South Cape Rivulet, a quiet retreat on this vast coastline that is continuously buffeted by the Southern Ocean. The route will meander back the same way.
Difficulty Level 2, Playing Wilder
Terrain Undulating trails through Eucalyptus forests, button grass plains and coastal dunes to South Cape Bay. Then more technical trails and beaches to South Cape Rivulet.
Approx. Duration 4 - 6hrs
- Enjoy diverse landscapes and trails on route to South Cape Bay.
- Feel windswept and alive on South Cape Bay.
- Take a well-earned swim in the calm waters of South Cape Rivulet.
- Feel captivated as you take in the vast vistas into the South West Wilderness World Heritage Area.
- Enjoy another swim in the sheltered, shallow waters of Cockle Creek at the conclusion of the day.
- Get a glimpse of what it would be like to traverse the entire South Coast Track, a famous hiking route in Tasmania.
More information on this route can be found here:
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