Fluted Cape Trail
Fluted Cape Trail
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Located at the eastern end of the picturesque Adventure Bay, the Fluted Cape circuit is a fantastic 3 hour 6km return walk taking in crystal blue waters, remarkable coastal cliffs and abundant wildlife. The trail is steep in sections with some substantial climbing required to reach the Fluted Cape summit at 272m.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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paul_pru_skittles
Singapore, Singapore393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
a lovely and peaceful start to the day. met a few couples and guys out walking their dog "panda". a great start to any day. the walk is covered by many trees, so ok in the heat of the day. good sized, and free, parking at the entrance to the beach. just a short walk/drive from where you start on the wilderness 3hr cruise, and well worth an hour or so of your time
Written February 8, 2020
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Auscoach
Brisbane, Australia692 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
The initial walk to view the wallaby’s is easy and worthwhile. Come at dusk or dawn and you may see the white wallaby’s. The longer walk is through tight scrub that can cut you. Parks need to do some cut backs on the track.

Now after Three Capes and the like this walk is rather ordinary sure you get some bay views but they are not in my view that spectacular and the walk is really just a hard slog for little return.

IMO you would be better taking the boat tour and view the capes from the sea.
Written April 13, 2022
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662Dawn
Devonport, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Walked anti clockwise up the Flutes Track first. From carpark along beach to the start of the loop track, flat untill the turn off to the flutes. was a bit muddy but not a bad climb thru the foliage. Views to be had at the cliff face. Careful not to slip over the cliff as there is no barriers. If you walk further up the Flutes by 10m there is a great view towards Penguin Island.
Steep track down to Grass Point, be extra careful if you are not sure footed. Once at Grass Point look out for whales in the bay. Easy walk back to the carpark
Written July 19, 2020
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Sandi B
Newcastle, Australia34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Did the walk clock wise, views were amazing. Took me 2.5 hours to reach the top with breathing problems. Hard to difficult climb up but worth the effort. 1 hour descent through the bush
Written January 5, 2020
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Michelle R
Engadine, Australia332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
A beautiful walk but very steep. We did the Fluted Cape walk which took us up and up and up and finally reached Fluted Cape. Magnificent views from the top overlooking Adventure Bay and you can see the tour boats in a beautiful inlet down below. Walked back the Grass Point track which was a pretty walk right along the coastline to a beautiful beach below. Took us about 2 and a half hours with plenty of photo stops. A bit of fitness is required for this walk if you go the Fluted Cape trail but I think the Grass Point trail would be an easier walk going up.
All in all, a beautiful walk and highly recommend
Written May 21, 2021
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Hinanospider
Sydney, Australia536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
A little steep and gruelling to make the climb to the top at 300m but definitely worth it for the views. Well marked track and be sure to do this walk clockwise if you’re going the loop route. One of the best views in Tassie so far from the top. Down hill much smoother and easier if you do it this way round. Highly recommended
Written April 25, 2021
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paulinep215
Kiama Downs514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A beautiful walk through bush and along cliff edges. Lovely coves all along and very pretty outlook. I would suggest wearing really good walking shows as it’s rocky and very slippery with loose small rocks under foot. Not a walk for the faint hearted. Going down hills can be a bit tricky. Took a couple of hours. Stay away from the edges please and be safe.
Written March 13, 2020
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Peter
Sydney, Australia21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
This trail is really two. Grassy Bay walk is a fairly gentle, easy walk leading to a small open area frequented by wallabies. Further on is a stone beach strait to another island. It's a good hour or so walk recommended to anyone.

Fluted Cape though is a different proposition. There are two paths to the summit. The first and closest to Adventure Bay is a long walk with steps created by the roots of the trees. The forest around you is moderately open and with little to see. It's hard, but probably the best option going up.

The second path is near the end of Grassy Bay and follows the magnificent cliff up. The path is steep and close to the edge. No children or unsteady walkers! This path is much more beautiful but it's hard work going down like we did, but likely even worse going up.

The view from the top is breathtaking though, you can see the Neck clearly, and if you take the boat cruise you're at the top of the cliffs you admire from 272m below. Just be really careful near the edge!

Overall a very good experience, but the relative dullness of the forest leg and the danger of the cliff leg lowers it slightly.
Written January 27, 2022
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PJfromCA
San Francisco, CA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Ok, you are reading the reviews and you are wondering: can I do this trail? should I? Let me give you some criteria. First of all, the trail is absolutely gorgeous. I happened across wallabies and a pair of yellow-tailed black Cockatoos. The bit along the cliffs is breathtaking. The trail is plenty far from the drop so unless you run and pitch yourself over you are not going to fall or even feel any concern. I actually WANTED to walk to the very edge but my feet would not let me. They would move past a certain point no matter what I told them to do. So don't worry about the cliffs.

I walked the trail after the worst rain storm Hobart had seen in 60 years. So it was wet. Trees had fallen. It was slippery. It drizzled for a lot of my trek and my only regret was that obscured what I suspect are incredible views. It was a workout--it SHOULD be a workout--but well within my abilities. And who am I? I am a woman on the North side of 50 (never mind exactly how far North, but ok, closer to 60) of average weight (wish I could lose a few) with knees that are not what they were, feet that are not what they were, shoulders and back that are not what they were...I am in pretty good shape---I aspire to walk 2-3 times a week and do a yoga class 2-3 times a week but sometimes all I do is sit and write trip advisor reviews instead. The trail took me about 2 1/2 hours--not sure why they say it takes longer, except I guess if you stop a lot, which you can certainly do. Anyway, that gives you something to measure against. My main feeling, though is... YOU ARE HERE. Why are you here if you're not here to EXPERIENCE things? Just do it. You can rest as much as you want and still do the trail in the time they estimate. Rest every 10 minutes if you want! No one is chasing you.

So yes, it is real nature which means it is wild and wooly. The trail goes up somewhat steeply, the trail goes down somewhat steeply, yes. It is studded with roots and rocks, and thank goodness for it because otherwise in the wet you would have no grip for your feet and you'd go slip-sliding in the mud. If you can, bring some hiking shoes--they're good to walk everywhere in anyway. Sneakers would NOT be ideal, but you could do it. Certainly don't hike in any kind of nice shoe. That would be ridiculous. Bring a little water--a half-litre bottle is adequate.

Adventure Bay and Fluted Cape reminded me of a long-ago trip to Yellowstone in the U.S. 95% of the people get out of their cars in the parking areas, snap a picture, and move along. The few who go beyond the parking lot instantly find ourselves in true wilderness on stunning trails that are blissfully empty. Sometimes that means pushing yourself a little physically and mentally. But again, isn't that what travel is for????
Written May 14, 2018
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Emily K
Rockhampton, Australia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
We did the walk in the clockwise direction - it was very steep in parts and we took multiple breathers, but the climb to the top probably only took about 30 minutes or so. If you would like an easier climb, walk in an anti-clockwise direction as the ascent is somewhat easier that way. Round trip took about 2.5 hours.
If you walk out to Grass Point and then begin the Fluted Cape walk you will come across a fantastic view of the ocean within about five minutes. In my opinion, this view was just as good as the view from the top if you're not willing to climb a mountain!
Written October 27, 2017
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