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Address: Geeveston Tourist Information, Geeveston, Tasmania 7116, Australia
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+61 3 6297 1836
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This one-day walk takes in part of the famous South Coast Track, beginning...

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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Great end to the walk

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
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Gladstone, Australia
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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and coast. The coast and end to the walk is by far the best. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 well worth the time. Some quiet areas along the route and fantastic moments tuning into... More 

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Daylesford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 minutes is rocky, but the rest is pretty easy. Once on the coastal bluff, walk... More 

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Rosanna, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

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

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Thank HelMelMelbourne
Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 car park for the whale sculpture leaves you a minute walk to see the sculpture... More 

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Greater Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 point according to a sign my friend and I came across at the end. Depending... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

This is quite a Turk and the early part is over rocks and uneven ground. However, once out on the board walk it's a pleasant stroll and well worth the walk out to the bay

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Geeveston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Travel to Cockle Creek and park in the carpark by the Rangers Quarters. You need to display a parks pass on your vehicle. Depart on the track near the bridge, follow the track some of which is boardwalk, parts of the track provide a little uphill going on uneven ground, expect to walk over small rocks and you may encounter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

The trail to South Cape Bay is very beautiful and is easy/light moderate to go. It took us around 3 1/2 hours to go to the end and back to the car. The surroundings are changing by every step you do and there is so much to see. At the end you will get to a very big beach and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

An amazing walk. Not too challenging but scenic and the view at the end of Australia is breathtaking. It's a bit windy and cold but so worth the walk.

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