Approximate Walking Time: 2 hours
The last day was a simple 7 km walk along mostly flat boardwalk – an easy way to finish.
A stroll along the beach brought us to the wooden steps leading off.
Harry contributed to a cairn here and then we were up and around the cliff and into Blowhole Valley.
The rest was an excellent, cruisy walk back into Cockle Creek – quite a few surfers were headed the other way into the beach to take advantage of the great surf.
As we walked out, we signed the Registration Book and then headed to the bridge next to the Ranger’s station (there’s really nothing else there – the public phone is well marked and obvious and near the entrance to the carpark at the ranger’s station).
That was the end of the brilliant South Coast Track walk – 84 km of wilderness walking with ever changing bush, sensational scenery and nature at its best.
Difficulty Rating: Piece of Cake+++ (easiest day by a mile)
Plenty of boardwalk and pretty flat.
If you start at Cockle Creek don’t be fooled into thinking that all of the track is going to be like this.
Transport From Cockle Creek To Hobart
(Thanks Lincoln & Craig for the updated info January 2016):
Phone Gilbert on: 0429 982 006 (there’s a public phone at Cockle Creek if you need it).
Gilbert can take up to 7 backpackers with packs.
- Cockle Creek to Geeveston to connect with Tassie Link $200 per vehicle (up to 7 people)
- Cockle Creek to Hobart $400 per vehicle (up to 7 people)
- Cockle Creek to Hobart Airport $430 per vehicle (up to 7 people)
Clients need to contact to make a booking. Gilbert will only pickup after clients have arrived at Cockle Creek and called Dover Taxico to tell him they are there waiting.
85% of time Gilbert is just 1 hour away from when you call.
If you get Gilbert to drop you at Geeveston for the Tassie Link bus, the bus to Hobart is $22 per person (as at Jan 4, 2016).