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Far South Tasmania

Discover Tasmania’s Far South

Venture South of Geeveston, and you’ll find yourself in the Huon Valley’s Far South. A place where mountainous national parks filled with forests connect with the sea. Highlights include the beautiful township of Dover and Port Esperance. Visit Hastings Caves State Reserve, a dolomite cave system beneath the forest. Travel even further south to Southport and Ida Bay, where the Lune River connects to the Southern Ocean. Cockle Creek is not to be missed and is the gateway to the southerly most point of Tasmania and the South Coast Track, one of Tasmania’s most challenging multi-day walks. Header Image credit @darrenwrightphotos

Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of Tasmania’s Far South to really understand the true meaning of peace, quiet and tranquillity.

South Cape Bay, Tasmania. Image Credit: Darren Wright
South Cape Bay, Tasmania. Image Credit: Darren Wright

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.

Hastings Caves © @grantvineyphotography
Hastings Caves © @grantvineyphotography

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. 

Cockle Creek Tasmania. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Cockle Creek Tasmania. Image Credit: Darren Wright

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 Boat House @essentiallytas
The Boat House @essentiallytas

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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.

Dover Tasmania @dr.benny76
Dover Tasmania @dr.benny76

Discover Dover

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.

Explore Tasmania’s Far South

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