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Replacement of Cockle Creek bridge

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Visitors to Cockle Creek in Tasmania's Far South are advised that the Cockle Creek bridge will be closed from approximately 14 July to the end of August 2014, while the old bridge is removed and a replacement bridge is constructed.More

Firewood theft can be costly

08/07/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is warning that unlawfully cutting trees for firewood on reserved land can be a costly exercise and that remote cameras are being used to catch offenders.More

Caretakers wanted for island's historic site

08/07/2014

Fancy spending a few weeks at the fascinating Quarantine Station on Bruny Island? The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and Wildcare Inc Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station are seeking volunteer caretakers for the station for the 2014/15 summer.More

Fluted Cape Walk

7. Fluted Cape Walk

time

1.5 hour – to Grass Point and return. (2km one way)
2.5 hour – to Grass Point via Fluted Cape and return. (5.4km circuit)

access Car ferry service from Kettering. For timetable, see ‘Bruny Island Ferry Service’ in the Southern Tasmania phone book. On Bruny Island take roads B66 and C630 to Adventure Bay. Drive to the end of the road. The track starts from a small car park just before the Adventure Bay Caravan Park. Long sections of road on Bruny Island are unsealed, but they are suitable for 2WD vehicles and bicycles. See map
fees Park entry fees apply.
facilities No facilities at car park or on track. Public toilets located in Adventure Bay township area (passed prior to reaching the track start).
grade Grass Point: Level 2. Easy track suitable for family groups.
Via Fluted Cape: Level 3. Moderate grade involving a steep uphill section. Sections of track can be slippery when wet.
what to take Group A items for Grass Point; Group B items for Fluted Point
cautions Supervise children, hazardous cliffs, unprotected track edges
prohibited No pets, firearms or bicycles

A rich history, spectacular scenery, close-up wildlife and a variety or walking opportunities make Bruny Island a wonderful destination. You can see a lot on a day trip but, if you can, stay overnight as there’s plenty to see and do. The Grass Point walk is easy, will suit children and features some stunning coastal scenery.

Located within the South Bruny National Park, he Fluted Cape walk leaves from Grass Point and allows a circuit walk with impressive cliff and ocean views.

Highlights

Grass Point is an open grassland where there are visible remains of structures associated with the bay whaling industry. Southern Right Whales have returned to Adventure Bay and can be seen during migration times, heading north from June to September and south from September to late October, along this section of the coast.

To Fluted Cape the track climbs steeply, staying close to the coastal cliffs providing spectacular views of Fluted Cape and the more distant Tasman Peninsula. Sea eagles may be seen along the cape soaring in the thermals.