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

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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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

For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania