Fluted Cape Walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 6.6km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: End of Adventure Bay Road

  • End: End of Adventure Bay Road

  • Location: South Bruny National Park

  • Closest Town: Cookville

  • Distance from CBD: 76km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -43.364283

  • Longitude: 147.354582

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Fluted Cape Walk is a 6.6km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in South Bruny National Park, Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

A rich history, spectacular scenery, close-up wildlife and a variety or walking opportunities make Bruny Island a wonderful destination. You can see a lot on a day trip but, if you can, stay overnight as there's plenty to see and do. The Grass Point walk is easy, will suit children and features some stunning coastal scenery.

Located within the South Bruny National Park, he Fluted Cape walk leaves from Grass Point and allows a circuit walk with impressive cliff and ocean views.

It is recommended to complete this hike in a clockwise direction. It’s a steeper ascent, but you at least get beautiful views of the sea cliffs and a lovely sea breeze when you do it in this direction and then descend through the bush.


Grass Point is an open grassland where there are visible remains of structures associated with the bay whaling industry. Southern Right Whales have returned to Adventure Bay and can be seen during migration times, heading north from June to September and south from September to late October, along this section of the coast.

To Fluted Cape the track climbs steeply, staying close to the coastal cliffs providing spectacular views of Fluted Cape and the more distant Tasman Peninsula. Sea eagles may be seen along the cape soaring in the thermals.

Getting there

Car ferry service from Kettering. For timetable, see 'Bruny Island Ferry Service' in the Southern Tasmania phone book. On Bruny Island take roads B66 and C630 to Adventure Bay. Drive to the end of the road. The track starts from a small car park just before the Adventure Bay Caravan Park. Long sections of road on Bruny Island are unsealed, but they are suitable for 2WD vehicles and bicycles.


Park entry fees apply.

1.5 hour - to Grass Point and return. (2km one way)
2.5 hour - to Grass Point via Fluted Cape and return. (5.4km circuit)

No facilities at car park or on track. Public toilets located in Adventure Bay township area (passed prior to reaching the track start).

Grass Point: Level 2. Easy track suitable for family groups.
Via Fluted Cape: Level 3. Moderate grade involving a steep uphill section. Sections of track can be slippery when wet.

Supervise children, hazardous cliffs, unprotected track edges.

No pets, firearms or bicycles.

GPX File

Total distance: 6629 m
Max elevation: 275 m
Min elevation: 1 m
Total climbing: 409 m
Total descent: -409 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania

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7 thoughts on “Fluted Cape Walk (6.6km)

  1. My tip is to do the walk in a clockwise direction. It’s a steeper ascent, but you at least get beautiful views of the sea cliffs and a lovely sea breeze when you do it in this direction and then descend through the bush.

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