Labillardiere Peninsula Walk

Labillardiere Peninsula Walk, Bruny Island: Address, Labillardiere Peninsula Walk Reviews: 4/5

Labillardiere Peninsula Walk

Labillardiere Peninsula Walk
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Sporting fantastic views of the Bruny Island coast line and D'entrecasteaux Channel, the Labillardiere Peninsula circuit walk is a demanding 6 hour, 15km day walk. Starting from Jetty Beach in the South Bruny National Park the walk skirts around the peninsula coastline, including a climb up Mt Bleak and beach walks along Hopwood and Butlers Beaches.
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Zoe S
2 contributions
Not worth it
Jun 2021 • Friends
Just not worth it. It’s a nice, long walk but I don’t understand why it made it on the list of “great walks”. Absolutely nothing great about it. As a tourist, when time is valuable, I would go and spend those 5 hrs. elsewhere on the island - unfortunately it’s wasted time on this track. We saw some beautiful birds, but this depends much on luck. The beaches at the tip are beautiful, very secluded with clear waters but you also have them close by the camping grounds - no need to walk 18 km through shrubs. The rating would be better, if that was a track close to where I live, as fitness and workout trail. But as a tourist coming a long way, very underwhelming.
Written June 13, 2021
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Munro1984
Melbourne171 contributions
A pleasant walk but be aware that it is 18 km and not 14 km as shown in Parks booklet
Jan 2021
A good walk with some nice scenery and a couple of lovely beaches. The most annoying part was finding out that the walk was 4 km longer than listed.
Written January 6, 2021
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MichaelTasman
115 contributions
Good walk but not spectacular
Nov 2020 • Couples
Nice easy walk of 18 km (not 14km as Tas Parks and Wildlife state) with some lovely beaches that are great for a swim. Lots of flowers out too. Not as spectacular as Cape Queen Elizabeth or Fluted Cape and, as others have said, it could do with some removal of fallen trees and cutting back of vegetation.
Written October 31, 2020
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Tassie Cruiser
7 contributions
Could be an amazing walk ...
Oct 2020 • Couples
We decided on this walk for a few reasons. It was listed as one of the Great Short Walks, follows the coastline, a reasonable distance (14 km according to PWS information online) and offered amazing views down the south east coast of Tasmania.

We walked it clockwise and the track is a fire trail, so nothing really inspiring, with snatched views of the coast through the scrub. Prior to climbing the mountain we happened upon a rocky exposed beach which was a glorious spot. Over the mountain and heading north west filtered views offered of the coastline until popping out onto a beach. Bliss.

From this point on the track has scrub in many places chest height and we were constantly scanning for snakes (gaiters are a must). Popped out onto another glorious beach looking across to Partridge Island then back into scrub and tree rooted tracks, fallen trees and creek crossings through to the car park via some smaller beaches. The local fish farm humming away kind of destroys the ambience.

I had my GPS watch tracking our time, distance etc. This is walk falls just short of 18 km, much longer than the prescribed 14 km so pack food and plenty of water. It could be improved through removing fallen trees, clearing the track, providing some viewing access points to the south and west. This walk has so much potential but needs some love. Not recommended in high winds, it would be uncomfortable and the sandy tracks would be blowing grit in your face.

We enjoyed the exercise but felt underwhelmed.
Written October 14, 2020
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Rohit G
33 contributions
Escape the world
Sep 2017 • Friends
Walk which would certainly make you de-stressed and leave you fresh as a bloom. A must for rereshment
Written May 21, 2018
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warren r
Horsham, Australia65 contributions
Great Walk
Mar 2018 • Couples
Enjoyed this walk today , great views and quiet beaches, some areas overgrown but what can you expect from Parks even with over priced fees, no snakes in this cooler weather, class this as a great walk
Written March 21, 2018
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Julie P
United Kingdom1,513 contributions
Very peaceful and scenic
Nov 2016 • Couples
Only walked a short section of this walk from Jetty Beach to the fnext beach but it's a lovely walk with lots of plant and wildlife along the way.

A couple of sections are more challenging with trees to duck under or step over and at least one bank to clamber up to join the trail from the beach, but the seclusion and peacefulness of the beach at the end was worth it.

Take plenty of water and even a picnic.
Written February 23, 2017
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w1dders
36 contributions
Underwhelmed
Dec 2016 • Couples
The Labillardiere circuit is listed as one of Tasmania's 60 great short walks, and having done quite a few of these walks I'm not sure why this one was included. Overall it is an average walk. For the first half of the clockwise circuit you are largely following old 4wd tracks with only infrequent scenery. The second half is more scenic with some nice beaches and bays. On several occasions the track became very overgrown, having to push through shrubbery up to shoulder level without being able to see what you are stepping on. Hence take extra care for snakes, we saw a large tiger snake on the track.

Overall, compared to other short walks in the 60 short walks, and even some that didn't make the list, this walk is less interesting. The terrain is mostly flat with only short hills. Marked track maintenance and track clearance is needed in sections.
Written December 1, 2016
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SammyJaneF
Melbourne, Australia85 contributions
Watch out for snakes
Nov 2016 • Couples
We had planned to do the full walk, but after seeing three snakes (2 black & 1 tiger), we decided to turn back and do the short loop. The track is not very well maintained so you often can't see where you're putting your feet. This would be fine in winter, but on a hot day after seeing three snakes, it was just a bit much for us! Beautiful views and lovely beaches though. Gorgeous wild flowers. If you're going to do the walk in summer, I'd recommend wearing gaiters.
Written November 10, 2016
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Klista R
Seattle, WA35 contributions
Enjoyable hike
Feb 2016 • Couples
We were looking for some exercise on the island. This fit the bill. 17km and 5-6 hours. The hike is quite exposed so bring lots of sunscreen and water. Varied landscapes including white beaches. We truly enjoyed it. Be warned, we did see a large tiger snake--out in the open.
Written February 22, 2016
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