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South Cape Bay Walk

Geeveston Tourist Information, Hobart, Tasmania 7116, Australia
+61 (0)3 6297 1836
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Ranked #22 of 69 attractions in Hobart
Type: Hiking Trails, Beaches, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Hobart, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I went with a group of 4 friends and while we were fit, we were not experienced in hiking. The 4 hours return turns into much longer if you would like to that the time to look at the multitude of plants, aussie critters, and sceneries along the way as we did. The beach at end paid off though, such... More

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Robertson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is the only place you can walk to the very bottom of Australia - next stop Antarctica! The return walk is about 15kms and despite what the signs say it takes a good 5 hours not 4 but it is worth it. The walk is not hard for experienced walkers but if it has rained (and it had!) unless... More

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Geelong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

There are dozens of short walks within in the southwest national park. There are remote beaches, great sand dunes incredible surf waves not sure if I would swim there I would check that out. I would not try it but worth the look. Take warm clothes as weather can change quickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I'm not a fast walker and I left about 10 am from cockle creek, the track is slightly inclined in places, encounter cobbled ground, boardwalk for large section, your feet can get muddy so wear good quality walking shoes, register your trip intention 5 mins from car park. Allow time to take in the view when you arrive at the... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This walk takes you to the Southern most tip of Tasmania and Australia and it has an aura about being in a special place. The walk is relatively easy and the views stunning when you get there.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

an easy walk on mostly duckboarding, though a little muddy in winter. lovely forest/buttongrasss and then coastal terrain.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is a great little track. Nothing too hard really and what awaits you at the other end in terms of spectacular views is a great reward. Highly recommended for those with the desire to do something a little different!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We undertook the walk yesterday starting at Cockle Creek to South East Cape return (approximate distance 17Km all up including a walk on the beach when we reached our destintion), something that we have had in mind to do for sometime. The walk included large grassed areas in between bush/heavily treed areas with boardwalks provided to make the going a... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Oh ... great walk with a wonderful view at the end ... but it is only just the start of the magnificent South Coast Track to Melalueca. This 90km track is an extraordinary and challenging walk that will require a good deal of preparation but eminently worth it. The challenge of mud up to the knees at many points adds... More

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

First of all, let me say that it is a good thing that I'm from the USA and didn't realize how far 15.4 kilometers really is! If I'd known, I would have decided that hiking this wilderness trail was beyond my abilities. However, I'm so glad that I did it. The hike itself meandered through a variety of landscapes. The... More

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