Exploring Tasmania’s Natural Wonders: Cockle Creek to South Cape Bay
Nestled at the southernmost tip of Australia lies a serene and untouched wilderness that beckons adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike.
Cockle Creek to South Cape Bay, located in the far south of Tasmania, offers an unparalleled journey through pristine landscapes, rugged coastlines, and breathtaking vistas that encapsulate the raw beauty of southern Tasmania.
Discover Hastings Caves State Reserve
Hastings Caves State Reserve is a 90-minute drive from Hobart, and home to the largest dolomite tourist cave in Australia, Newdegate Cave. Its vast chambers began to form more than 40 million years ago.
Explore the Hastings Caves State Reserve further on the two easy walking trails, pack a picnic, or enjoy a barbecue with friends and family in the lovely forest surrounds.
The End of the Road – Cockle Creek
Cockle Creek is the most southerly point you can drive in Australia. It’s also on the edge of Tasmania’s Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area.
Pack for a picnic, camp overnight, or hike the multi-day south coast track into the World Heritage Wilderness.
The Boathouse cottage is located in scenic Desolation Bay, in the far south of Tasmania.
Hartz Mountains National Park
Ancient glaciers have shaped the Hartz Mountains and offer visitors a window into Tasmania’s remote and rugged south-west wilderness.
You’ll feel on top of the world as you gaze out at the seemingly endless mountain peaks stretching towards Tasmania’s southern coast.
Enjoy pristine beaches to world heritage wilderness, the far south is an escape from the ordinary.
Southport Lagoon Campground
The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service manages the Southport Lagoon Campground. A pristine area located 35 minutes drive from Southport, or two hours from Hobart, in Tasmania’s Far South.
Ten individual campsites are provided near the northwest edge of Southport Lagoon. Campsite bookings are not required.