Do you like the thought of driving to the outer reaches of Australia? Well driving to Australia’s southernmost point isn’t as hard as you might think. And it’s totally worth it!
Cockle Creek is located in the far south of the Huon Valley, around two hours drive from Hobart. It can certainly be done as a day trip, however, once you get there you will realise that you want to stay longer in this amazing little piece of paradise.
There are no shops, cafes, restaurants or petrol stations, just stunning beaches with forests extending up to the sand and the immense and beautiful Recherche Bay. This area offers some of Tasmania’s best walks and fishing spots.
For those with a tent, RV or caravan – this is heaven. There is a large area for free camping, some spots literally metres from the pristine sand and blue clear water.
If you like a bit more luxury in your holiday experiences, there are plenty of self-contained accommodation in shacks and beach houses available nearby in Southport and Dover.
It can’t be promised that the weather will always be good, obviously, seasons are a good indication, however, it is most definitely always beautiful, remote and provides the perfect place for finding solitude.
Cockle Creek is the end point of the challenging 6-8 South Coast Track Walk. To get a taste of the extensive Southwest Wilderness Area coastline, you can hike the 4 hour (15.4km) South Cape Bay Walk down to South Cape Bay. Another popular walk in the area is to Fishers Point.
If you want to immerse yourself in the beauty and solitude of Cockle Creek consider the free camping areas. Please note however, that there is no water or firewood available, and there are pit toilets.
More on camping at Cockle Creek
If you are keen to explore the stunning waters of Recherche Bay and you don’t have a kayak of your own, Esperance Adventures have a full day (6 hour) kayaking tour.