The Cape Queen Elizabeth Track is an 8 mi out-and-back trail that starts and ends in Great Bay, on Bruny Island, Tasmania. (A ferry crossing is required to reach Bruny Island.)
The trail is graded as Easy to Medium and is usually completed in 3 - 4 hours, taking walkers to Big Lagoon and Little Lagoon, home to an abundance of birdlife, up and over the Mars Bluff which overlooks the lengthy golden sands of Neck Beach. It then passes the island’s unique rock formations, including its impressive archway and then down onto the secluded Miles Beach, through heathland to reach spectacular views across to Adventure Bay.
A treat for the senses, walkers love this trail for its fresh sea air, wild coastal views and eucalyptus forest. The rock formations and rock arch being a highlight for all, as is the opportunity to stop at the end of the track for picnic lunch before heading back.
It’s advised to wear longs or gaiters as sections of the trail can become overgrown and narrow in places, and the beach trails are very exposed so sun protection is required.
There is ample parking at the trailhead, and is considered to be a family friendly trail, being an out-and-back walk visitors can shorten it according to fitness levels or ability but it is not a wheelchair or pushchair friendly trail.
Dogs are not permitted on Bruny Island.
For information on how we grade trails, please click here. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here.