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  • 1 hour return. In the early years of settlement the foreshore track was the main link from Sheepwash Bay to Alonnah. Visitors can enjoy a one hour return easy walk along the foreshore following the old rock-walled carriageway located between the two previous jetty sites and passing some remains of early settlers’ occupation since the 1850s. Near Sheepwash Creek are remnants of a sawyers’ camp and several piles of stones remain near the track. Logs from the island were prepared in the bush for barging to the windjammers for export to the UK and South Africa. The track meanders through coastal bush, an area that would have originally been dry eucalypt forest. These forests are usually dominated by large eucalypts and a thick midstorey of sheoaks, boobialla and banksia, with ... Read More

    1 hour return. In the early years of settlement the foreshore track was the main link from Sheepwash Bay to Alonnah. Visitors can enjoy a one hour return easy walk along the foreshore following the old rock-walled carriageway located between the two previous jetty sites and passing some remains of early settlers’ occupation since the 1850s. Near Sheepwash Creek are remnants of a sawyers’ camp and several piles of stones remain near the track. Logs from the island were prepared in the bush for barging to the windjammers for export to the UK and South Africa. The track meanders through coastal bush, an area that would have originally been dry eucalypt forest. These forests are usually dominated by large eucalypts and a thick midstorey of sheoaks, boobialla and banksia, with a sparse understorey of saggs and native grasses. Alonnah is part of the Nuennone Aboriginal people’s name for the island – Lunawanna-alonna Read Less

  • 3 hours return. The walk begins along a wide track which runs parallel with the Bruny Island airstrip, then between Big Lagoon and Little Lagoon, before climbing over Mars Bluff for great views across The Neck. The track then descends through the dunes onto the remote Miles Beach. At the far eastern end of the beach, the track ascends steeply through coastal heath, before sidling south to Cape Queen Elizabeth for excellent views of Adventure Bay and beyond. Muttonbird rookeries can be seen on the way. Allow extra time to spot a forty-spotted pardalote amongst the white gums, see the rock formations at Mars Bluff (accessed from Neck Beach), and find the little fisherman’s shack hidden in the dunes at the eastern end of Miles Beach.

    3 hours return. The walk begins along a wide track which runs parallel with the Bruny Island airstrip, then between Big Lagoon and Little Lagoon, before climbing over Mars Bluff for great views across The Neck. The track then descends through the dunes onto the remote Miles Beach. At the far eastern end of the beach, the track ascends steeply through coastal heath, before sidling south to Cape Queen Elizabeth for excellent views of Adventure Bay and beyond. Muttonbird rookeries can be seen on the way. Allow extra time to spot a forty-spotted pardalote amongst the white gums, see the rock formations at Mars Bluff (accessed from Neck Beach), and find the little fisherman’s shack hidden in the dunes at the eastern end of Miles Beach. Read Less

  • 4 hours return. The first three kilometres of this walk are along the beautiful white sands of Cloudy Beach. At the end of the beach, the track follows a small creek inland before climbing a further three kilometres through bird-filled colourful heathland to East Cloudy Head. From here you’ll get fantastic views along the south coast of Bruny Island to The Friars, and to the west and north-west over South Bruny to the southern ranges and Mt Wellington

    4 hours return. The first three kilometres of this walk are along the beautiful white sands of Cloudy Beach. At the end of the beach, the track follows a small creek inland before climbing a further three kilometres through bird-filled colourful heathland to East Cloudy Head. From here you’ll get fantastic views along the south coast of Bruny Island to The Friars, and to the west and north-west over South Bruny to the southern ranges and Mt Wellington Read Less

  • 2 1/2 hours return. Follow the Grass Point track until you reach the open grassland at Penguin Island. The circular route can be taken by following the Fluted Cape circuit sign. 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. After about 50 minutes you will reach a sign thats says "Fluted Cape return via circuit' where you begin a gradual descent returning to Adventure Bay. (This walk should not be attempted by young unescorted children).

    2 1/2 hours return. Follow the Grass Point track until you reach the open grassland at Penguin Island. The circular route can be taken by following the Fluted Cape circuit sign. 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. After about 50 minutes you will reach a sign thats says "Fluted Cape return via circuit' where you begin a gradual descent returning to Adventure Bay. (This walk should not be attempted by young unescorted children). Read Less

  • 1 1/2 hours return. This walk commences at the Adventure Bay entrance to the National Park. There is parking available at the very end of Adventure Bay road. Start the walk by going along the short beach next to the carpark and turn left. The track is well formed, suitable for families, keeps close to the coast and is mainly flat with a few gentle ups and downs. Grass Point is an open grassland where there are visible remains of structures associated with the bay whaling industry. Captain Kelly's whaling station was recently the subject of archaeological research. 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.

    1 1/2 hours return. This walk commences at the Adventure Bay entrance to the National Park. There is parking available at the very end of Adventure Bay road. Start the walk by going along the short beach next to the carpark and turn left. The track is well formed, suitable for families, keeps close to the coast and is mainly flat with a few gentle ups and downs. Grass Point is an open grassland where there are visible remains of structures associated with the bay whaling industry. Captain Kelly's whaling station was recently the subject of archaeological research. 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. Read Less