South Cape Bay Walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 15.5km

  • Duration: 4hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Entrance to Cockle Creek

  • End: Entrance to Cockle Creek

  • Closest Town: Cockle Creek

  • Location: Southwest National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 122km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -43.582621

  • Longitude: 146.89321


South Cape Bay Walk is a 15.5km, grade 3 Return hike located in Southwest National Park Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.


Within the Southwest National Park, this walk starts from the end of Australia’s most southerly road and is the eastern end of the popular 7 day South Coast Track to Port Davey. It’s a great place, so take your lunch and make a good day of it.


Australia’s most southern coastline is also the country’s most unspoilt. No roads lead to this beautiful, untouched and often wild region. This track will allow you to experience this region the way it has been since long before the impacts that Europeans wrought upon so many parts of Australia.


Hobart and Surrounds

Getting there

Road C636 from Lune River township to Cockle Creek. Park your car adjacent to the information booth at the end of the road (unsealed road)


Park entry fees apply.

Toilets and unpowered camping areas

Supervise children, hazardous cliffs, unprotected track edges, unpatrolled beaches – swim with caution.

No pets, firearms or bicycles.


Total distance: 15515 m
Max elevation: 45 m
Min elevation: 3 m
Total climbing: 235 m
Total descent: -235 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania