Castle Rock Flinders Island Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 6.4km

  • Duration: 2.5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Recreation Area Carpark

  • End: Recreation Area Carpark

  • Location: Emita Nature Recreation Area

  • Closest Town: Emita

  • Distance from CBD: 444km by air

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -40.001336

  • Longitude: 147.891866

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Castle Rock Flinders Island is a 6.4km, grade 2 return hike, located in Emita Nature Recreation Area, Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Castle Rock Walk, one of Tasmania’s Great Short Walks, meanders along the shoreline of Marshall Bay, crossing stunning beaches and coastal hinterlands on its way to Castle Rock, a massive granite boulder.


The 2.5 hour return beach walk begins just before Allports Beach, watch out for the blue 'Castle Rock track and car park’ sign approximately 2km from the Allports Beach turn off. Walkers can also begin at the Marshall Bay end via the Marshall Bay Access Track left off Palana Road just after the sealed road becomes gravel if your coming from Whitemark. Park on the hill overlooking the Bay and a 5 minute walk along the dirt 4WD track on your left will bring you to the Castle Rock.

About the region

The East Coast and Flinders Island

Getting there

From the town of Whitemark travel north (towards Palana) on road B85. Turn left to Allports Beach at a junction 17km north of Whitemark. Watch for 'Castle Rock track and car park’ sign approximately 2km from this junction.


Toilets, picnic table, wood barbecues and tank water are available at nearby Allports Beach.

Moderate grade with no steep sections.

Supervise children, unpatrolled beached, subject to large waves

Mountain bikes are not permitted along the beaches.

GPX File

Total distance: 6292 m
Max elevation: 17 m
Min elevation: 3 m
Total climbing: 111 m
Total descent: -111 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania

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