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South Cape Bay Walk

Address: Geeveston Tourist Information, Hobart, Tasmania 7116, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)3 6297 1836
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Ranked #39 of 93 Activities in Hobart
Type: Beaches, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Sports
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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.
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My partner, mother and I decided to take the drive down to cockle Creek to do this walk, we should have had hiking boots on as there were a lot of muddy areas on the track that were unavoidable however once we got to the end we were not disappointed, the view was fantastic, it says 4.5 hour return however... More

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Ulverstone, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

History on whaling and saw log milling, the environment and the hard work that our early settlers endured. Very pretty place to relax in and appreciate. The road is terrible but worth the careful driving to dee this place

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Hobart, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
54 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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43 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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