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Bivouac Bay is one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks. The 60 Great Short Walks offer the best of Tasmania’s day walking opportunities.
4 hours return, 10km return. Grade 3.
A delightfully varied coastal walk that feels remote but is quite accessible. Starting on the tranquil sands of Fortescue Bay, the walk climbs to a modest clifftop, then undulates through light bush and forest. You’re never far from the water, and are sure to see sea birds, and perhaps even seals, dolphins or whales in the bay. At Canoe Bay, a bit over halfway to Bivouac Bay, keep an eye out for the rusting metal of the sunken dredge William Pitt. From Canoe Bay the track follows the unique coastline before a moderately steep climb into Bivouac Bay. After reaching Bivouac Bay, you have the option to camp at Bivouac Bay campground or return on the same track back to Fortescue Bay.
Please refer to the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania website (parks.tas.gov.au) for up-to-date information about this walk, alerts, closures, safe walking guidelines, leave no trace principles and National Park entry fees where applicable.