Step into the wild of the Southwest National Park on one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks, the South Cape Bay Walk; a 9 mi looped trail that starts and ends in in the, Tasmania and leads hikers to the southernmost tip of Tasmania.
This spectacular walk is remote, rugged and almost always windy but that’s all part of its charm; graded as Medium difficulty, it’s well-signposted as the trail leaves from the car park near the Ranger Station and Boltons Green Campground at Cockle Creek, the furthest place you can drive to in Australia.
An undulating track, it’s usually completed in around 4 – 5 hours, although caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. (For more info, click here
). Set off up the rocky Moulders Hill and then over a boarded bush and moorland section and onto the remote and wildly beautiful beach that leads to the South Cape Bay Campsite. For information on how we grade trails, please click here
. Also, check our latest community posts for trail updates.
‘A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks’ so make the most of your time in Tasmania and plan other walks on your route planner or hiking app before you go. https://passes.parks.tas.gov.au/
Camping at Cockle Creek is free for tents and campers, there are no services and booking is not required, but if you’re looking for a back-to-basics night at the end of the road, then this is the campsite for you.
Dogs are not allowed in national parks and reserves for the protection and conservation of the park and its wildlife.