Shag Bay Track
  • Length: 1.9km

  • Duration: 40mins

  • Grade: 2

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  • Start: TBA

  • End: TBA

  • Location: Geilston Bay

  • Closest Town: Clarence

  • Distance from CBD:

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -42.83715

  • Longitude: 147.337623

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Hike Summary

A well-graded gravel track with panoramic views of the Derwent River. Approximately 45 min return walk. There is a short but steep section into Shag Bay at the end. A rusty old boiler is all that remains of an early 20th century fertiliser plant and large wooden wharf at Shag Bay. Two men were killed when the boiler exploded. The area is rich in Aboriginal middens as it was one of the shortest crossing distances over the Derwent River. The last part of the walk is located in the East Risdon Nature Reserve and dogs are not permitted.


Steep descent on the gravel track to Shag Bay at the end.

About the region

Geilston Bay is a suburb of Hobart between Risdon Vale, Shag Bay, and Lindisfarne, in the City of Clarence located on the Eastern Shore of the Derwent River.

Getting there

Start from carpark at DeBomfords Lane off the East Derwent Hwy in Geilston Bay.


Steep descent on the gravel track to Shag Bay at the end.

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Total distance: 1993 m
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Total climbing: 0 m
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